Hey Church Family

I hope you’ve had a good week! I just wanted to send out a quick update out to remind you about the prayer meeting this evening at 6:00PM. Kids are welcome to join us in the Sanctuary and it should last right over an hour. I know that many of you aren’t used to “church on a Monday” so it may take some getting used to.

However, if you’re in town, I really want to encourage you to be there. I think the Lord will use these Monday evenings to do something really special in the life of our church. For now, these prayer meetings aren’t going to be live-streamed.

What will this look like?

There will NOT be a sermon or a 30 minute Bible study for this gathering. The gathering really is for the express purpose of prayer. We will seek the presence of the Lord until we find him. Once we find his presence we will do everything we can to stay in his presence. There will be some singing and some Scripture reading.

First, we will talk to God about what he wants to talk about. Then we will talk to God about what we want to talk about. If you have prayer needs that you’d like the church to pray over then you can have those needs prayed over during the end portion of the prayer meeting.

You can submit personal requests beforehand using this link.

The Next 40 Days

As I mentioned in my last update, there are 40 days between tomorrow’s prayer meeting and Good Friday. I think it’s God’s providential way of inviting us to really use this season to seek after him in a special way. I want to encourage you to consider fasting from a particular item or activity to create a spirit of hunger and spiritual thirst for God’s presence in your life.

The staff has been doing this since January and the Lord has used the prayer meetings in a powerful way in my own life. The season of fasting helped to accelerate the work I believe God wanted to accomplish.

As I mentioned in the message yesterday, every spiritual awakening throughout history has been preceded by an intense thirst for God. The spiritual discipline of fasting is a practical way to create and amplify that spiritual thirst. When you experience a craving for the thing you’re fasting from, it prompts you to exchange that craving with a craving for God.

There’s a connection between this kind of prayer and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I believe the Lord is inviting us to press into this season of prayer and fasting for that very purpose. We need a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The question is, are we ready to ask for it and receive it?

Every person and every church has as much or as little of the Holy Spirit as they want to have. The Lord is inviting us to have more if we will just ask.

So, if you’re in town and you’re willing to accept this invitation, please join us!

Also, please read the upcoming events below as there are two new Bible studies coming up for those who are interested. I hope to see many of you tomorrow.

With love,

Pastor Wes

Upcoming Events

Monday Night Prayer Meeting

Mondays @ 6:00PM

One of the things that characterized the early church was a commitment to prayer. (Acts 2:42) Paul told Timothy that prayer in the local church “was of first importance.” (1 Timothy 2:1)

Unfortunately, many churches have abandoned the idea of a weekly prayer gathering. Or, if they do have a prayer meeting, it mostly consists of a Bible study and then 10-15 minutes of prayer.

“The Prayers” on Monday night at Broadview is not that.

In these Monday prayer meetings we will seek after the presence of God and align our hearts with His will for our church family. We will pray to God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and allow him to speak to us about what he wants to talk about.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to pray with each other and to have their personal prayer needs prayed over by the church. You can submit a prayer request before hand by using this form.

New Marriage Bible Study

The Carlock Family small group will be starting a Bible Study on Marriage this coming Sunday, February 28th, at 11:00AM. In this study, you’ll understand why so many married couples get stuck in the “crazy cycle” and how to get out. It will explore biblical principles of love, respect and effective communication.

You can just show up to the group this coming Sunday or register below. You can watch a trailer of the Bible study here on Right Now Media.

Register

New Ladies Bible Study – March 17th

Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? How can I know Him?

We live in a world where there’s a lot of confusion about Jesus. Too often people want to shape Him and His message to fit their personal needs or agendas. So how can we know the truth?

Join Seamless author Angie Smith in this 8-session search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message.

This study will deepen your understanding of Jesus through biblical, historical, and cultural insight and help you see Him less as an iconic figure and more as an intimate friend.

This class will meet on Wednesdays starting March 17th. There will be two options available. There is a 10AM option and a 6:30PM option. Childcare will be provided for both hours.

Register Now

Learning New Testament Greek

Have you ever wanted to learn how to read the New Testament in it’s original language? Have you ever felt intimated when someone quotes “The Greek” and wish you could dive deeper into certain words in the Bible? You’re not alone.

In this class, participants will get a general overview to the Greek language used in the New Testament. The classes will also help participants learn how to use certain Bible Study Tools that open up the meaning of Greek words and the way biblical authors use them.

Classes will be held on Sunday nights at 5:00PM. The first class starts March 21st.

Class taught by Jaggar Gran

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