Beyond Evangelism: Establishing a lifelong faith in Jesus

(Photo credit: A screen shot from FFICM’s video about the need for a ministry vehicle in Ethiopia. This photo is of an Ethiopian bus, which is our current means of transportation. Read below for news about the new vehicle coming soon!)

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners, 

Thank you for praying with us this week! During our weekly prayer call this morning, Rich shared from Acts 24:25-26 in which Paul preaches the Good News to Felix, the Roman governor before whom Paul was on trial. The scriptures say that Paul “talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come.” From this verse, Rich reminded us that self-control is an important part of the message we live and preach. Though challenging and sometimes impossible without God’s grace, practicing self-control is a part of our calling as Jesus’ followers. Imagine the tremendous effort Jesus must have exerted to refrain from defending himself before his accusers! By the power of the Holy Spirit within us and with the support of the Body of Christ, we embrace the way to self-control.

Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” — Acts 24:25-26 (NIV)

Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope and peace.