Let this be a guide as your pray throughout the week – do not simply read through this and agree, but intentionally reflect on how these things can/will reveal Christ’s Kingdom more and more, here on earth.


SCRIPTURE: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:3-6

PRAYER: That a hunger for studying the gospel would form among members so that they can guide and guard one another in it.

VALUE: Embrace the hill
Runners often dread hills along their route and most view them as a place to slow down. But a healthy, well-trained runner sees the hill as an opportunity to pass people and actually take ground. We want our team to function in this way. We should expect all kinds of challenges and opposition as we strive to accomplish our God-given vision. When those times come, we will choose to have a joyful mindset that is motivated by challenge rather than dismayed by it.

PILLAR: Pillar 4. Praise and Adore God (praise/expressive/joy)
FMC is a church full of joy: praise opportunities must promote joy-filled expressions radiating from a grateful heart

SCRIPTURE: John 4:24, God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.