Prayer: The Remedy for Spiritual Blindness and Pride
Jason Meyer (10/14/2013)
This message was given at the Bethlehem Women's Ministry Circles of Prayer. See the Circles of Prayer event page for more details on their monthly meetings.
What does it look like when leaders from the Kachin Baptist Association in Myanmar stop in for a visit and introductions at a Bethlehem Baptist Church pastoral staff meeting?
Paul Eshleman relates, “I was in a small Karamoja village in northern Uganda. One hundred and eighty thousand people had died of starvation the year before. On the outskirts of the village was a pile of human skulls that stood as a stark testimony to the tragedy. I picked up two of the skulls in my hand and realized that just six months before, these had been living, breathing, human beings. I wondered if anyone had ever told them the message of Jesus.
Women, please come hear Pastor Jason Meyer speak at Circles of Prayer on Monday October 14, 10:00am–12:00pm Downtown Campus, on the topic, "Prayer: How Weak People Can Finish the Mission"
Pastor Jason's burden in this talk is to trace out the intricate relationship between three themes:
God’s strength and our weakness
Having just returned from Europe where I connected with 10 of Bethlehem’s global partners, their wives, and their families, I am struck by the words of Mike Latsko, a 22-year pastor who has joined Frontiers, who says, “The term unengaged is the most offensive in missionary terminology. It is a blatant acknowledgement of the missionary community’s refusal to fulfill the minimal apostolic prerequisite of being present among all peoples and beginning the work of gospel proclamation.
Pastor Todd Rasmuson announces the theme for Global Focus 2013 (October 9–20) at Bethlehem, saying, “God’s global work will succeed. How do we know that missions will be successful when some days for our global partners it seems so hard? Here is what God says about his Word: ‘It shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing which I sent it’ (Isaiah 55:11).
What is a Barnabas Support Group, and how do I get into one?