Monday: Explode- 1-to burst forth with sudden violence or noise from internal energy (nah). 2-to burst violently as a result of pressure from within (eh). 3-to give forth a sudden strong and noisy outburst of emotion (not quite). 4-to move with sudden speed and force(winner!). A couple years ago we at KCC asked our family to pray for explosion. Not like the first 3 definitions (although, parts like “energy/from within/strong emotion are needed). We prayed for KCC to explode with the love of God in the communities around us. We desire to multiply! Has this prayer ceased to be part of your customs? Father, explode KCC. Energize us through Your Spirit and help us burst forth with Your truth and love as we seek to save the lost. In Jesus name, amen.
Tuesday: Two days ago we looked into the process of seeking to save the lost. This weeks portion connects with this idea. As followers of Christ who desire to make followers of Christ who make even MORE followers of Christ, we desire to add and multiply. The Church should never get comfortable or complacent with stagnant living. Spend time today in prayer for ways you personally can assist in EXPLODING the Kingdom of God as we seek to spread the great news of salvation to all who aren’t quite there yet. Lord, guide our ways. Help us get excited and strive to reach just One more. In Jesus, amen.
Wednesday: In February 2020, our KCC family was challenged to pray for 222 by 2022. Some laughed at this idea thinking that was a mighty high average to be shooting for. Statistically speaking our leadership knew if all who claim KCC (or the preacher) attended 3 times a month that number would already be a reality. Until recent months, all services combined remained well over this average. Then ball, summer, comfort, plans, vacations, etc. hit. Imagine if KCC exploded again (without Covid this time). O, Holy God, bring on the explosion. Empower, Excite, and Ignite Your people. In Jesus, amen.
Thursday: Grab a bible and check out Matthew 28:19-20 and 2 Timothy 2:2. Can you see the strategy of multiplication? Followers who make followers who make even more followers? Imagine if each One of us reached One. Imagine if that One reached One. Imagine how our communities would change if person after person after person got plugged in to Jesus Christ and we, as a community, came together in the most important aspect of life: Jesus Christ. Father, guide our faith that we never cease to reach out. In Jesus name, amen.
Friday: “We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us (1 Thessalonians 2:8).” Imagine sharing with those around you not just the Gospel of Jesus but YOUR LIFE! Imagine weekly dinners with other folks. Imagine game nights. Imagine exploding our communities with Jesus. Lord, please use us to do some crazy good stuff around here. In Jesus, amen.
Saturday: A Follower of Jesus follows Jesus. We have said and seen this a ton of times. As followers, we aren’t just supposed to worship together on Sundays only…we are supposed to live as family, shine bright, live out loud the love of Jesus at home, at the store, at the ball field, at work, etc. We are to be the Jesus folks see. Father, shine bright through me for all to see You alone. May the words heard be only of You. Help us explode together. In Jesus, amen.