21 Days of Prayer 2013
Sunday – Our Hearts
(2 Chronicles 16:9) For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the
earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
Make worship and prayer the priority of your life. Declare your complete
dependence on God. Ask for a renewed passion for His presence and
fresh revelation of His Word.
Monday – Our Purpose
(Colossians 1:28-29) We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching
everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in
Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so
powerfully works in me.
Our purpose is the Great Commission. Pray for people to be saved,
connected in a local church, discipled, and fulfilled in their ministry.
Tuesday – Our Nation, State, and City
(1 Timothy 2:1-2) I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all
those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all
godliness and holiness.
Pray for America and the leaders of our country. Pray for Kentucky and
Bowling Green. Pray for the Governor, the state legislature, courts, mayors and other city
officials, schools, police departments, and churches.
Wednesday – Our Points of Passion
(Matthew 9:37-38) The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.Ask the Lord of the harvest,
therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Pray for our local missions efforts, national
church planting (ARC), and for our opportunities for international missions efforts.
Thursday – Our Family
(Acts 16:31) Believe in the Lord Jesus,
and you will be saved–you and your household.
Pray for God’s blessing on your family (spouse, children, grandchildren,
grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins, etc.)
Friday – Our Needs
(Philippians 4:6-7) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard
your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Believe God for answered prayer to your specific needs (finances,
relationships, health, family members to be saved and other personal
Saturday – Our Church
(Ephesians 3:20-21) Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more
than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within
us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all
generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Pray for Real Life Church and the ministry that will take place in
2013. Pray for Pastor Brandon and his family, as well as small group leaders, and those on the Dream Team.
This was posted on the RLC website earlier today!
On January 13th Real Life Church will holding their worship experience in a new location and at a new time!
It’s a new day!
Real Life Church launched on February 5, 2012 in the Great Escapes 12 Movie Theater. Since then, RLC has been featured by both local and national news outlets as a church to watch. Not afraid to be innovative and different RLC has brought new ideas to the Bowling Green area such as Flashlight Easter Egg Hunts and Church At The Movies Series. Their “dare to be real” atmosphere has been a breath of fresh air and contagious culture. This new opportunity is sure to be something which will benefit not only RLC attenders but the Bowling Green area as well. Join us for the celebration January 13th as Real Life Church takes the next step toward being a driving force of Hope for our city and nation.
Now here is the rest of the story.
We have loved, loved, loved meeting at the movie theater for several reasons. My favorite is it forced us to look at the church as a group of people and not a building. It’s so easy to see church as a building and not as the true BODY of Christ. Meeting in a portable location forced us to see things more clearly.
However, being portable has had its challenges. We’ve desired to have a place of our own from the beginning. Not so we could become inward focused but so we could offer more avenues to connect with people. Our new location provides us the ability to do that.
I felt as long as we were able to be fully effective at the theater we would remain there. However, the moment we could be more effective at a more permanent location the door would open. Now it has.
The RLC teams are so excited to get to work on something we truly feel is a divine blessing from God and we can call our own.
We would love for you to join with us in making the most of this amazing opportunity.
1. Pray for God’s favor for RLC and for me as pastor to make the right decisions and operate in His wisdom.
2. Partner with us financially. Click here to give to this ministry.
3. Invite, Invite, Invite. The whole purpose of moving is to reach more people. The number one way to help make this happen is for you to invite everyone you know.
4. Use your gifts and talents to make a difference in others. We want to partner with you. Come do life with us and let’s see what we can accomplish with God’s help together.
See you January 13th!
QUICK Q and A:
Is this the same church as Promise Church who use to meet at that location?
No. Real Life Church has been holding Sunday Morning Worship Experiences since February 5, 2012. Before that we had been holding launch team meetings since June, 2012.
When is the first worship experience at the new location?
Can I expect the worship experience to be different?
No. While we will be in a new environment, the style and culture will be the same.
Will you still have children’s ministry?
I have additional questions or would like more info. What do I do?
Email our connections team here
What an amazing weekend we had!
It was awesome! Hope everyone is having a great New Year’s week. Here are 4 quick things I wanted to share with you this week.
#1- Big shout out to Jamey O’Connor. Great job sharing the Word of God with us. Loved his points. Very quotable, memorable and applicable.
#2- Since being a Christian there have been times in my life when I’ve made sincere steps forward in my walk with God. It’s always come during times of fasting.
Let’s be clear. Fasting doesn’t change God. It changes us. It quiets our noisy lives so we can hear Him more clearly. If you haven’t already you should start thinking about taking part in the Fasting Challenge starting January 6th. There’s more info on the Real Life Church website.
#3- You are vital in helping us get the word out about the BIG NEWS! Tell everyone you know about RLC’s opportunity to take the next step toward the Vision God has given this great move of God.
#4- THE BIG NEWS. It’s a New Day for RLC! We will be relocating quickly. The first day at our new location is on January 13, 2013 is the big day!
Keep reading my blog and watching the website for updated info as it becomes available.
Greater things are on the way!!! It’s so awesome to be a part of Real Life Church!
Is it just me or does it seem like the week in between Christmas and New Year’s is sort of a ‘no man’s land’?
The Christmas to-do is now over but you can’t really get back to life as usual because New Year’s is on the way. Well at least that’s the way it is where I’m from.
So, from my house to yours… Merry In Between.
Hope your Christmas was as full of joy and excitment as the guy in the video below. If not, don’t worry. There’s still one more holiday coming up.
If you’ve been following my blog since it’s beginning in 2009 you have experienced a lot of changes.
Well here is one more.
We’ve been working on updating things for a little while now trying to recover from a crash which occurred a few months ago. We finally decided it was better to start over.
Here it is.
Here is a chance to start over and keep you updated with all things new.
If you liked some of the old categories and would like to see me keep them up, let us know.
Found this prayer today. The author is unknown.
Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and was rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can’t make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not just to those who are close to us but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judgment and quick to forgiveness and patience and empathy and love.