READ JOHN 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
As you pray this week, ask God for confidence to trust what his Word says and thank Him that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. As the Room For Doubt sermon series wraps up, continue to join us in pray — that God will use the past six weeks to continue to transform lives in our community.
READ ROMANS 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
As you pray this week, thank God that in the midst of the difficulty and suffering we face, he is with us and will bring good from each situation. Continue to pray that people all over our community will come to know the comfort, peace, and grace of Jesus because of the Room for Doubt sermon series.
READ LUKE 24:36-39
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
As you pray this week, thank God that the resurrected Jesus is alive today and available to us personally. Thank God that we have a record that over 40 days Jesus walked, talked, and even ate with people in his resurrected form. Also, continue to pray for the pastors and leaders involved in leading people through the Room for Doubt sermon series.
READ 1 JOHN 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched — this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
As you pray this week, thank God that we can know him through his Word. Thank him for the eyewitness testimonies of people like the Apostle John, that we can trust and respond to. Continue to pray for the Room for Doubt sermon series as well as all the churches and small groups involved.
THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT
If you haven’t opened the Bible recently, your assignment this week is to begin reading the Book of Luke. See what God can do in your life after reading it.
READ ISAIAH 40:25-26
To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.
As you pray this week, thank God for the incredible fine-tuning and beauty in his creation. Lift up in prayer the many churches in our area who are joining us during the Room For Doubt sermon and small group series.
READ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
As you pray this week, thank God that a day is coming when we will see him face to face. As we wait for that day, let us be people who trust in him as we navigate our questions and doubts. Also, continue to pray throughout the week that Room for Doubt will have a powerful impact on the lives of people in our community.
READ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:12 (NLT)
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
During this first weekend of Room for Doubt, our desire needs to be to grow in the knowledge of God. We must accept that we will never know everything about him nor all the answers to our questions until we see him face-to-face. Pray for faith to accept what you will not understand. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you as you lead unbelievers through their doubts and questions.
READ JOHN 6:65-68 (MSG)
After this a lot of his disciples left. They no longer wanted to be associated with him. Then Jesus gave the Twelve their chance: “Do you also want to leave?”
Peter replied, “Master, to whom would we go? You have the words of real life, eternal life. We’ve already committed ourselves, confident that you are the Holy One of God.
When Jesus’ teachings began to become more difficult, some fell away. As we prepare for Room for Doubt, pray that as you seek God for answers to your questions, you will remain committed to him even when you don’t like the answers he gives.
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READ MARK 9:24 (MSG)
No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!”
Room for Doubt begins tomorrow. Ask God to help us overcome our doubts — even as we seek answers to our questions. Like the father in Mark 9:14-29, confess both your belief and your unbelief. Ask God for greater faith to believe even when you don’t have answers.
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READ HEBREWS 12:12-13 (MSG)
So don’t sit around on your hands! No more dragging your feet! Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. Help each other out. And run for it!
As we get closer to Room for Doubt, pray for the sermon series and community for the small group you will attend. Room for Doubt will investigate common issues of doubt for believers and unbelievers. Pray for the leaders who will be guiding us through the study and for Kingdom growth in all participants. Pray that you will be an encouragement to others as they seek answers to their faith questions.
If you haven’t joined a six-week Room For Doubt small group yet, you can still sign up today!