Finding the Love in Lament.

Published June 26, 2024

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Finding the Love in Lament.

We pray you are well this week. We have finished Week 6 of our The Gospel is for Everyone series. Since Week 1, we have considered the question, ‘Where can I find some good news?’

A Google search may give you a myriad of answers, but we believe the best news, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is found most detailed in the book of Romans.

Finally, past Paul’s elaborate introduction to this book, we have found ourselves in some difficult passages last week and this week. In Romans 1:28-2:4, we find Paul lamenting as he reflects on the state of humanity and the widespread calamity of sin in the world.

Somehow, these verses serve as not only an accurate depiction of Paul’s world but of our world here today—in the city of Fort Worth, our nation and beyond.

Do you ever find yourself grieving over the state of this world?

We can rest and trust in the truth that God grieves with us and even more.

He longs for us to acknowledge the truth of who He is and relate to Him. He longs to help us find our purpose that can’t be found apart from Him. He longs to dethrone the idols of our hearts and gods of our own making. He longs to lovingly lead us into repentance, turning from old sinful patterns to new life and forming into His image.

Join us for our prayer call today from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom as we ask God to forgive this world and lead us into repentance and the sweet fruit it provides.

Here’s what we’ll be focusing on:

🙏Lament: that we would find the love in lament, honoring God in our grief, as we reflect on the broken state of humanity, due to the widespread calamity of sin in the world.

🙏Truth: for people to not suppress the truth about the God of the Bible, finding purpose from their Creator, not apart from Him.

🙏Allegiance: for every idol of our hearts and god of our own making to be torn down, creating a foundation for God alone to be on the throne of our hearts and lives.

🙏Repentance: that we would turn away from our selfish and sinful desires and turn toward God, seeking forgiveness and its sweet fruit.

Let’s pray as we lament the widespread calamity of sin and trust that God is with us and leading us all to His heart. Together, let’s cry out to God and seek Him.

See you at 12 p.m.!

God bless,
Bria Lacour

Additionally, we will make space to pray for God to extend His reach beyond the limits of our city and into the world, seeking His wisdom, unity, safety, and provision for the following people and initiatives:

Let’s pray for Cross-Cultural Missionary Ashley Alexander, who is serving at Centrepoint Church Scotland in Edinburgh. As the Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Edinburgh, Church Growth Coordinator, and Missions Director, she is developing resources and training new missionaries. This summer, she’s launching Every Nation’s first Europe-wide Ministry of Partnership Development (MPD) program, with the first New Staff Training set for January. This will help Every Nation Europe advance the Gospel through new church plants and missionaries.

Let’s lift up Jarrett and Nicole Suniula in their calling and sending to plant Every Nation Fiji in Suva. Their mission is to launch church-planting churches, starting in Fiji’s capital and expanding across the Pacific Islands. Strategically located near The University of the South Pacific, they aim to reach the next generation of leaders. With 88,000 of Fiji’s 850,000 people in Suva, it’s a crucial location for their mission. Check out this video for more.

Helpful links: Weekly Prayer Call | Every Nation Build Conference | Community Lunch

General Prayer Requests & Updates

For evangelism to flourish so communities and campuses in the greater Fort Worth area will be reached, and the lost will see and experience the love of Christ and be drawn to his kingdom.

For signs and wonders to follow the preaching of His Word.

For team unity and laborers to help carry the load.

For finances and provisions.

For fully funded campus missionaries (2 per campus) to help reach the next generation — Texas Christian University (TCU), Tarrant County College (TCC), Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) and Tarleton State University – Fort Worth (TSU), University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and Dallas Baptist University (DBU).

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