Pastor Dave Sarsons
May 28, 2018
SERMON: May 27th, 2018 “Ambassadors – Christ in the Marketplace”
“May I live a life where they know that I know God, and may I live a life where they know that God knows me”. As God’s ambassadors we need to be intentional about not only absorbing His Word, but intentional about sharing it. If we want to have a relationship with God, it has to be intentional. Knowing God gives us three intentional prayers:
An Intentional Prayer of Gratitude through Sorrow and Grief – John 11:4 “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this”. Jesus didn’t pray for Lazarus to walk up. He didn’t pray for God to perform a miracle, He thanked the Father for always being available in times of need; for always hearing.
An Intentional Prayer for God’s Will to Prevail – Matthew 26:39 “He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying ‘My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine”. Through sorrow, Jesus chose submission and through anguish He chose obedience regardless of the outcome.
An Intentional Prayer for Forgiving Someone Who Hurt You – Luke 23:24 “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing”.