FMC PRAYER: Lord, we lift up all of our pillars to you this week and those participating and leading them. Gently remind us how our every day actions can be a pleasing sacrifice to You. Help us teach and encourage one another to be faithful ministers of the gospel. Enable us to be mindful of everyone we meet this week as we speak Truth into their lives through our actions, words, and prayer. Open our eyes to meet people wherever they have a need.

SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:7-21

FMC VALUE: Value 8 – Protect this House: This speaks to communication and relationship. It’s all about unity and commitment to Christ. Those are the things that protect us from the enemy. It’s easy to dismiss negative comments that we think or hear others speak. Instead, let us stop and say, “No! That is dangerous and cannot continue.” We will never allow triangulation, where we talk to a third party about an issue we are having with someone. Instead, we will always go to that person individually first. Moreover, we will hold each other accountable to do the same.

INVISIBLE CHURCH: Lord, we lift up those around us who do not know You. May the gospel be presented to them through the power of Your Holy Spirit with deep conviction. Teach us how to make the most of every opportunity to share Your salvation. Help us to be the fragrance of Christ to them and help us to stand against the enemy and his attempts to keep them blinded to Your truth.

SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.’ Romans 10:17
‘So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.’

STUDENTS: Faith + Trust: Father, help our students to grow in faith and trust. Help them to understand what it means to walk by faith, not by the sight of all the crazy things that are going on around them. We know they will grow in faith by hearing your Word, and so we pray for opportunities to share your word with them.