MissionsMoment

Missions Moment: Pray for Global Workers

There are still billions of people who still need to hear the gospel and that can only be changed if men and women ANSWER THE CALL and GO to fulfill the GREAT COMMISSION!

PRAY for the number of workers to increase...

PRAY they will go places where there is little to no Christian presence..

PRAY that churches will be planted and that through discipleship people will find eternal hope in Jesus!

JUST PRAY!!!

SCRIPTURE - Matthew 9:37-38

Missions Moment: A Cup of Cold Water

THOUGHTS TO PONDER (REVIEW) - A CUP OF COLD WATER...

PART 1 - Matthew 10:42.... And if anyone GIVES even a cup of cold water to one of these... He will certainly not lose his REWARD.
PART 2 - Matthew 25:31-46... Jesus describes the FAITHFUL as those who,serve their fellow man.
PART 3 - James 1:22-25... But be doers of the word! The promise of Jesus is that when we SERVE others we are SERVING Him.
Part 4 - Matthew 20:28; John 4:10-14; Revelation 22:1... Jesus did not some to be SERVED but to SERVE.
HE GAVE His life that we might drink the water of eternal life!

Missions Moment: A Cup of Cold Water (Part 4)

A THOUGHT TO PONDER (PART4) - A CUP OF COLD WATER...

Notice the analogy between water and serving people as God's children:
- Both water and being served by Christians are blessings from God.
- Both water and being served by Christians fulfill a need.
- Both water and being served by Christians refresh us.
- Both water and being served by Christians aid in providing life.

Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve. He gave His life so that we might drink the water of eternal life....

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 20:28; John: 4:10-14; Revelation 22:1

Missions Moment: A Cup of Cold Water (Part 3)

A THOUGHT TO PONDER (PART 3)
- A CUP OF COLD WATER...

SCRIPTURE: 
James 1: 22-25 - But be doers of the Word!

The promise that Jesus gives is that when we SERVE for others we are SERVING Him...

Let us use our blessings to bless others and thereby please the very heart of God. We are to be His hands extended.

Are we serving others, by giving them 'a cup of cold water'? Look for opportunities to offer a cup this week!

Missions Moment: A Cup of Cold Water (Part 2)

THOUGHT TO PONDER (PART 2) - A CUP OF COLD WATER...

In Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus describes the FAITHFUL as those who serve their fellow man. They feed  the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, invite in strangers, clothe the naked, and visit those who are sick and in prison.

Read the above scripture and discuss as a family how your might serve others this week.

Missions Moment: A Cup of Cold Water (Part 1)

Matthew 10:42 - And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these littles ones..... He will certainly not lose his reward.

To give a cup of cold water is to serve that person, as God would have us do.

"Room in God's Kingdom" by J.R. Baxter...

Just a cup of cold water in His name given
May the hope in some heart renew;
Do not wait to be told, nor by sorrow driven
To the work God has planned for you. 

WHO MIGHT YOU GIVE A CUP OF COLD WATER THIS WEEK?

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REMINDER... 
Hope you have picked up your 2016 Prayer Guides. They are a tremendous help when praying for our workers. (If you didn't get yours there are a few on the table in the foyer)

HINT: Use the Internet or your atlas to discover 'where in the world' the Global Worker you are praying for is serving. Pray for the country that it will be open to the Gospel.

SCRIPTURES:
Romans 15:30-31; Acts 4:4; Colossians 4:2-3

Missions Moment: Lahore, Pakistan

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF LAHORE PAKISTAN...

On Easter Sunday, suicide bombers killed at least 69 people. The attack took place at a park, resulting in a high number of women and children being killed and injured.
The attack INTENTIONALLY targeted Christians.
Let us not be people who turn away from these needs but let us be INTENTIONAL in our prayers.

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 29:7 - The righteous care about justice for the poor...

Missions Moment: Strathroy & Area

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God’s fellow workers; 
you are God’s field, God’s building.

For the last 6 weeks we have been learning about Mission opportunities right here at home.
This included thinking about -  'who is my neighbour'; praying for our schools - leaders, teachers, and students; police, firefighters and EMS workers; our churches; the youth centre (YFC); and the Women's Rural Resource Centre (WRRC).
Pray and also consider how you might volunteer.

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1 CORINTHIANS 3:9 - 
FOR WE ARE GOD'S FELLOW WORKERS; 
YOU ARE GOD'S FIELD, GOD'S BUILDING.

 

For the last 6 weeks we have been learning about Mission opportunities right here at home.

This included thinking about -  'who is my neighbour'; praying for our schools - leaders, teachers, and students; police, firefighters and EMS workers; our churches; the youth centre (YFC); and the Women's Rural Resource Centre (WRRC).

Pray and also consider how you might volunteer.

Missions Moment: Strathroy & Area

INTENTIONAL FOCUS - 1ST QTR OF 2016: "STRATHROY & SURROUNDING AREA"

This Week: Our Churches!

The Father's heart is for UNITY and SERVING together! Let us pray without ceasing to this end!

SCRIPTURES to study and pray for our churches:

2 Chronicles 7:14-16; John 17:21; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:14, 21; 4:4,12-13,16; Colossians 3:13-14.

Chose to say...LORD, LET IT BEGIN WITH ME!

Missions Moment: Strathroy & Area

INTENTIONAL FOCUS - 1ST QTR OF 2016: "STRATHROY & SURROUNDING AREA"
This Week: our Police, Firefighters, and EMS Workers

Pray prayers of thankfulness for this group of amazing people who help to keep us safe.
- Perhaps write a note to thank them for all they do.
- Take a coffee to where they work.
- if you see them 'when you are out and about' greet them with a smile and a kind word.

SCRIPTURE SUPPORTS: Joshua 1:9; Matthew 5:9; Romans 13:1

Missions Moment: Strathroy & Area

INTENTIONAL FOCUS - 1ST QTR OF 2016: "STRATHROY & SURROUNDING AREA"
This Week: Our Schools.. Leaders, Teachers and Students

Pray wisdom for our Leaders; strength, patience and encouragement into our teachers; for students.. that they have respect for others, that God protects them physically, mentally, spiritually.

Think of practical ways you can help!

SCRIPTURE SUPPORTS: Romans 13:4; Matthew 10:24; 1Timothy 4:11; 2 Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:7

Missions Moment: Strathroy & Area

INTENTIONAL FOCUS - 1ST QTR OF 2016: "STRATHROY AND SURROUNDING AREA"

This Week: Our Local Government

Please pray for our Mayor and her Council. Those of you who are from other locations pray also for your local Governments.
Perhaps send a note to them saying how much you appreciate their service.

Scripture Supports:  
Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1-7; 1Timothy 2:1-2

Missions Moment: Challenge

A CHALLENGE TO EVERYONE WHO CALLS CPC HOME!!!

For the first quarter of 2016 we are going to have an INTENTIONAL FOCUS on Strathroy and surrounding area.

- This week set aside a few minutes to consider and pray for how we can be 'Jesus' hands extended through the ministry of 'helps'.
- Think about who is 'Your Neighbour'.
- Ask God specifically how YOU can be a light in our community.

**More info on how we can all find our place in this endeavour in the weeks to come!

SCRIPTURE:  1 Corinthians 3:9 (Let's build God's Kingdom together)

Missions Moment: Youth Trip to Toronto

LET'S HELP PASTOR MATTHEW AND HIS YOUTH TEAM GOING TO TORONTO!
 
They are going on Saturday January 16th so we will need to gather and deliver quickly! Drop off your items here at the church by Friday. WE CAN DO THIS!!
 
NEEDS: socks, gloves/mitts, scarves, toques/hats, basic toiletries like toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, deodorant and small wrapped food items.
 
Check out myFM's Strathroy Today's webpage - (strathroytoday.ca)... the CPC 'light house' is beginning shine... to God be the Glory. 
 
SCRIPTURE:  Matthew 25:40

Missions Moment: What Love Is This? (Part 2)

WHAT LOVE IS THIS? (Part2) LET US NOT GROW WEARY.. (Galatians 6:9)

Thank you to all of you who have participated in the kingdom building work of CPC!
Thank you for giving of your time, your resources and your intercessory prayers for our Global Workers. 

IN THE STRENGTH OF THE LORD:
We will continue to go.. to send.. so that the lost can hear! 
We will continue to care for those in need both at home and abroad!
...So that God's Kingdom will be honoured! (Matthew 6:9-13)
AND the Great Commission fulfilled! (Matthew 28:16-20)

Missions Moment: Syrian Refugee Crisis

Our Christmas Mission Focus
For Christmas 2015

SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS:TWO WAYS TO HELP!

 1.  For the month of December we will be gathering warm winter clothing. Coats/sweaters, snowsuits/snow-pants, toques, mitts/gloves, scarves and boots. All sizes - new or gently used. PLEASE ensure that gently used items are cleaned and in good repair.. i.e. zippers and all closures work. Blankets would be great too.

These items will go to SEW ON FIRE in Burlington for distribution.

2.  ERDO CRISIS RESPONSE - If you would like to make a cash donation the Canadian Government is doing match funding until December 31st! Just mark your giving envelope 'For Syria'

These funds will go to help provide practical support to the over 3 million refugees who are living in camps in the neighbouring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Over 7 million are internally displaced within Syria.

PRAY with your family about what you might DO to help!

SCRIPTURE:  
Matthew 25:35-40; James 1:27; Hebrews 13:16

Missions Moment: Week 4 - Operation World

NOVEMBER FOCUS - PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

During November we are posting ministry websites that focus on caring for believers and reaching the lost in hard places. These sites will provide lots of info and resources to help you/your family pray.

WEEK 4: OPERATION WORLD

This is THE go to book for information on how to pray for the nations. info is available at the website www.operationworld.com , as a pdf file, an ebook and hardcopy!

"God is calling all of us into the ministry of intercession for the nations. May we become intercessors with a world vision that prays satan-defeating, Kingdom-taking, people-reaching, captive-releasing, revival-giving, Christ-glorifying prayers." ..... Operation World

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 16:19; Luke 4:18; 1 John 4:4

Missions Moment: Week 3 - International Justice Mission

NOVEMBER FOCUS - PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

During November we are posting ministry websites that focus on caring for believers and reaching the lost in hard places. These sites will provide lots of info and resources to help you and your family pray.

WEEK 3: INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM) 

Web addresses - www.ijm.org (US) www.ijm.ca (CANADA)

They are a Global Organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. They fight against slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing and citizenship rights abuse.

SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 22:3; Micah 6:8; James 2:15-16; Luke 4:18-19.