June 18, 2010
In my monthly email prayer updates, I often focus on what’s happening in the political community in Maryland. Those are the dear folk I am are called to minister to, but another large part of my task is to teach and encourage the church to think and act biblically towards their leaders. I’m grateful for several opportunities I’ve had this year to speak to various groups in different settings and locations. In these meetings, my goal has been not only to share the mission of Capitol Commission Maryland, but also to fix our thoughts on what we can do as citizens to live out the commands of Scripture to love our authorities and care for their spiritual lives.
You’ll find one of those messages here from a sermon on May 16, 2010, at Abingdon Bible Church in Abingdon, Virginia (“A Declaration of Dependence”). It will load, just give it a little time. In the next five weeks, I’ll be speaking in three other churches. Please pray for effectiveness as I share and for believers to be encouraged and challenged to pray and express their spiritual concern for those who represent them.
By the way, there are days that are open on my calendar to come to your church, group or class through the rest of this year. Let me know who to contact or have them call me. I’d love to come to minister there.
Another avenue to get the church thinking about how politicians fit into the Great Commission is my blog, The Paphos Paradigm. It’s name is taken from the capital of Cyprus where Paul’s teaching led to the conversion of the governor, Sergius Paulus in Acts 13:12. Check back there every few days for new posts related to how God can change society when leaders’ hearts are changed by Him.
As always, thank you for praying. God is opening doors and answering those prayers. We need partners like you to stand with us against the waves of unbelief and corruption in America. One soul at a time, great change can follow our God-blessed efforts. I think you would agree that it is needed now more than ever.
State Director, Maryland