Prayer Topics.
 Give thanks for the work of our schools as they prepare children for life. Pray also that families will support their own local school.
 Give thanks for the outreach provided by the Shoe Box Appeal.
 Pray for those who remain ill, at home, in hospital or care homes and those who care plus those who are undergoing treatments or tests.
 Pray for the Home Mission department in their work throughout the Connexion. Remember specifically Rev Heather Morris, Doug Edmondson, Rhoda Nixon, Katheryn Harte and Simon Kilpatrick.

JESUS FOUGHT and HE was VICTORIOUS

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
(2 Corinthians 10 v 4)

Jesus was against natural aggression Read John 18 v 36.
Jesus said to His disciples “love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” See Matthew 5 v 44.
He did however make it clear who the enemy was and what was needed in spiritual warfare. See Matthew 13 v 39 and again in Luke 21 v 15.

Jesus contested error with truth. Before the truth lies and error were silenced.
He faced cunning with wisdom. Before wisdom cunning collapsed.
He met sniping with continuous courtesy. Before grace the sniping withered.
To withstand betrayal and desertion He employed faithfulness and prayer.
He engaged hate with His love. Before such love hearts were melted.
Read – 1 Timothy 6 v 12, James 4 v 7 and 2 Corinthians 10 v 4.

He fought though not with arms of steel,
but with His love and power to heal.
He fought, not with the strength of sword,
but greater strength of Servant Lord.

He fought in every field and town
until His foes He had put down.
Beside the Galilean sea –
unto the hill of Calvary.

And in the battle against sin,
He only had to die to win.
’tis finished’ as He loudly cried,
the Mighty Conqueror had died.