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Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer S.T.I.R. day four: Expect Big Results

All Summer long our youth ministry, Switch, is going "GOSPELICIOUS". We reading through all the gospels in 90 days and each day we S.T.I.R. it up based on the one verse that really hit us hard that day. 2 Peter 3:1 says "Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior..." so that's where we got the STIR idea from - that reading Scripture should "stir" us up. Enjoy!

S.cripture: Matthew 4:24b ...And whatever their illness and pain, or if they were possessed by demons, or were epileptics, or were paralyzed - he healed them all.

T.eaching: Nothing was too big or is too big for Jesus to heal. But Jesus has sent us out - so nothin should be too big for us to pray for and see miraculous fruit.

I.mpact: I should never look at a situation and think I can't help because the same power that raised Christ from the dead now dwells in me. There must be a new expectation and level of faith in my life!

R.esponse: Dear Jesus - help me understand how to live that I may be able to minister to anyone in Your Name that is above every other name. Use me in both conversations and prayer for healing to being a vessel that breaks the grip of the enemy on people's lives. I love You Lord. Love Brian

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