The Rock Weekly – June 22, 2022
- Wednesday Night Service – Tonight at 6:45 pm in the Sanctuary!
- Don’t forget to Vote! – Here are a couple faith based voter guides:
www.churchvoterguides.org or Colorado | iVoterGuide.com
- Inner City Ministry: Volunteer THIS Saturday from 12-4pm to help those in need. Children are welcome. Meet at The Rock at noon this Saturday. Email John.Keesen@gmail.com with questions.
- BillionSoulHarvest.net. The Rock Church is a partner church for the BSH July 12-15, and you may use the coupon code: CO22 to register for only $50 (rather than $99). If you can only attend the evening sessions you may register for $30. Children & youth under 18 may accompany their parent(s) for free. Childcare will NOT be provided. Click HERE to watch the 2022 BSH July 12-15 Promo Video, HERE for Lou Engle’s invitation.
Living in the Power of the Spirit
“For I will not dare to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God…” Rom 15:18
The Apostle Paul didn’t want to talk about anything except what was accomplished by the power of the Spirit of God. We wouldn’t have much to talk about if that was the case for us today. So what’s the secret to accomplishing things for God? What’s the key to operating by the power of the Spirit of God? Prayer.
I believe that prayer is essential. But allow me to clarify what I mean by “prayer”. Sometimes we begin to “pray” and ask for things we think we need or situations we think we need changed. This is not prayer, and God often does not answer these requests (James 4:3).
Prayer begins with renewing our minds so that we can test and approve God’s will (Rom 12:2). It shouldn’t flow out of our own thoughts, but rather by the leading of the Holy Spirit, like we read in 1 Corinthians 2 where Paul writes that,
“The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” (1 Cor 2:10-11)
Because we have the Spirit living inside of us, we have access to understanding God’s perspective about situations. When we take a moment to pray (talk with Holy Spirit about what God thinks and wants) then we can speak those things out. As we do, we are enacting and decreeing the will of God into situations, and this is where we see great things happen.
I want to encourage us to engage into longer and deeper times of prayer. Let’s not just jump into a list of things we need God to do. Pause for a minute, ask Holy Spirit to guide our prayers by showing us what’s on God’s heart and mind. Then, decree His will over these situations. As we do, I believe we will begin to see the signs and wonders that Paul wrote about through the power of the Spirit of God.
We love you,
Pastors Mike & Andrew
IMPORTANT SERVICE & WEEKLY INFORMATION:
YOUTH ~ BASE CAMP (6th – 12th Grade) – WEDNESDAY NIGHT – 7:00pm
Invite a friend and come have a great time. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camp is July 25th. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.
EMBER – Young Adults (Ages 18-29) – Friday Nights at 7:00pm
Meet in the Chapel for a time of worship, prayer, teaching, and connection.
FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION – 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month
Email Lindy@therock.org if you would like to volunteer or have questions.
SUNDAY MORNING PRE-SERVICE PRAYER 8:15-9:15am – *In-Person & On-line*
ZOOM Direct Video Link:
ZOOM Meeting ID: 853 4016 4797
ZOOM Phone Option +12532158782,,85340164797#
OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE Here are some ways you can partner with The Rock as you practice generosity – our regular tithe/giving, compassion help, missions, and our food bank. Click on the following link or graphic. www.therock.org/give
Have a Question, Need Prayer, Help, Feel Alone, or Disconnected?
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