Sunday 3rd May, 2020 *Memory verse* “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”. 2 Cotronthains 5:21 (kjv)
God is perfect. He does not sin. He is the opposite of sin. Jesus is God, but was sent to earth as a man to know sin. By knowing sin, He can better understand and communicate the message of God to humanity. Do not be confused about this passage: Christ is not a sinner. He is a sacrificial offering to sin sent to earth by God, His father so that our sins could be forgiven. Thanks be to God.
*PRAYER:* Perfect and almighty Lord, my strength and guardian, I am a sinner. Forgive me Father, for I have sinned, and knowing that You sent Your only son to earth to die for my sins makes this admission more shameful. O Lord, please hear my prayer! I beg that You give me a chance to improve and pledge my faith to You, so that I may spread Your glory to others. There is only one path for me Abba Father, and that path leads to heaven, so that I may rejoice with You and Christ. I pray this in the name of Christ, Amen.
“IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, PUT GOD FIRST, AND HE WILL DIRECT YOU AND CROWN YOUR EFFORTS WITH SUCCESS.”- (PROVERBS 3:6, TLB)
It is said that the secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the first priority to every decision, and the first place in your heart. We are alive because of Christ. Without Him, life is meaningless. If God has the first place in your life, it will show in your actions. John the Baptist said in John 3:30 — “He must increase, but I must decrease.”Beloved, does God control your life? If God is your priority, you will seek Him; if God is first in your life, He will be the first person you talk to when you wake up. Put God first in everything you do and you will become His priority.
*PRAYER:* Lord, I pray for the grace to put you first in everything I do. I yield my heart to you completely in Jesus’ name, Amen
*.Memory verse*: “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened”. *Zachariah 11:17 (kjv)*
The shepherd who leaves his flock is not good. He will get what he deserves. The good news is this; we have a good shepherd, Jesus. He is the best shepherd, and He never leaves us (His flock).He protects us, even if one wanders away, He goes after him/her. Let’s be thankful that, we serve the good shepherd Jesus.
*PRAYER:* Lord, You are good, You are truly the best shepherd Lord Jesus. Thank You for going after us when we try to wander away. We do not deserve to have such a good Lord, You are good. You, Jesus, truly are the best shepherd. Thank You for looking out for us. For going after us when we try to wander away. We do not deserve to have such a good shepherd like You, but You care for us anyways. It was nothing I did that made me lovable, and yet You choose to love me. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.