Healing

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
I was pleased to see Pastor Jack offer healing prayers during one of his recent messages. As he said, in Africa the people wanted prayers for their special needs at every service while we were there. While I was attending the Academy of Spiritual Formation we had healing services also. Many claimed relief from pains or burdens after such deep and focused prayer.
Jesus demonstrated openly that the only way the gospel can biblically be shared is to focus on the whole person, with all his or her need. We too need to involve the church in ministering to these personal needs as we lead people to Christ.
Our concern for the whole person by showing Christ with no strings attached, helps people come to faith. We know that our genuine concern and prayers for others is no small thing. People look for authenticity of our faith. When we live like we talk, our love can change our world and our community and our church.
Let’s show how much we genuinely care each day through our prayers and showing love and concern to someone who needs Christ in their life. You will be amazed at the results!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
I was pleased to see Pastor Jack offer healing prayers during one of his recent messages. As he said, in Africa the people wanted prayers for their special needs at every service while we were there. While I was attending the Academy of Spiritual Formation we had healing services also. Many claimed relief from pains or burdens after such deep and focused prayer.
Jesus demonstrated openly that the only way the gospel can biblically be shared is to focus on the whole person, with all his or her need. We too need to involve the church in ministering to these personal needs as we lead people to Christ.
Our concern for the whole person by showing Christ with no strings attached, helps people come to faith. We know that our genuine concern and prayers for others is no small thing. People look for authenticity of our faith. When we live like we talk, our love can change our world and our community and our church.
Let’s show how much we genuinely care each day through our prayers and showing love and concern to someone who needs Christ in their life. You will be amazed at the results!

By:  Alan Petefish


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