The promise of my Father, Pt2

Prayer meeting for upcoming gospel mission

Scripture: “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high,” Luke 24:49.

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As we stand on the verge of another gospel mission here in the church, we are exactly where the disciples were here in this chapter and in chapter 1 of Acts.
We are totally unready for the task ahead! Nothing that we ourselves can do will make us ready.
But in the Saviour’s word there is hope and guidance and assurance of help given us.

1. The Lord Jesus knew the unready state the apostles and disciples were in.
“But tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”
No matter what they had heard or seen or experienced in the past they were not ready! Even so is it with us.

Dear Christian learn that tonight.

2. Tarrying in prayer would bring them to a state of readiness.
First appearance of this word ‘tarry’, Matthew 5:1. ’Set’. It means to sit down. “Be still, and know that I am God,” Psalm 46:10.
‘Be still’ means ‘be feeble, faint, cease.’
What could be easier for us tonight than to simply sit down and acknowledge our nothingness and weakness to God.

Let that be the sole theme of this prayer meeting and if it is, we will have taken great steps toward readiness and effectiveness of witness in this mission!

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