Five Points Blog
- JJ Sherwood
- Mar 02, 2012
The junior high and high school students are at their annual winter retreat at Camp Barakel this weekend. We invite you to be in prayer for us this weekend that God would move mightily through the preaching of His Word. Here is a note with a prayer aim from Pastor Kempton Turner of Bethlehem Baptist Church who is speaking to the students in the four chapel sessions:
Theme: Walk Worthy Of The Gospel
Retreat text: Ephesians 4.1-6 (see also Philippians 1.27)
Central verse: "I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called" (Eph. 4.1) ESV
Core-truth: Only spiritually living, "called" people, who have been "made alive" through the gospel of Jesus Christ can "walk worthy" with God in a way that is in line with the truth, beauty and goodness of the gospel! Our present "worthy walk" is based completely upon God's past "gospel work"!!
Prayer aim: Father in heaven, would you be so pleased to take your regenerate children deeper into who you have already made us through the gospel, that we would increasingly live in line with our new identity as followers of the Living Christ! Lord Jesus, please cause your Spirit to awaken faith in the faithless and call spiritually dead sinners to life through Your glorious gospel - that they too might walk worthy of the gospel call (Eph. 2.1-9)! Glorify Your Name among us, in us and through us!