Holy Week Devotional- Maundy Thursday- Mark 14: 12-72


Maundy Thursday Slide MAUNDY THURSDAY
Evening Service at 7:00

12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’

15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”

16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve.


Prayerfully read Jeremiah 31:3; Joshua 4:21-24

“The noise was like the roar of Niagara,” wrote a participant. “The vast sea of human beings seemed to be agitated as if by a storm.”

On August 6th, 1801, 25,000 people gathered at Cane Ridge, Kentucky, for a “communion” meeting. Led by Presbyterian minister Barton Stone and many others, the meeting became what is known as the greatest “religious” movement in the history of the United States. In actuality, the roots of the revival began several years before 1801, with the fiery preaching of evangelist James McReedy. But the consummation came in August of 1801.

The second great awakening had begun. Black, white, slave and free, all came together for a movement that defied imagination. Barton Stone writes;

“The scene to me was new and passing strange. … Many, very many fell down, as men slain in battle, and continued for hours together in an apparently breathless and motionless state—sometimes for a few moments reviving, and exhibiting symptoms of life by a deep groan, or piercing shriek, or by a prayer for mercy most fervently uttered…With astonishment did I hear men, women, and children declaring the wonderful works of God.”

After the Revolutionary war, America had been in decline. To the preachers of that day, it was known as the “Egyptian Darkness.” Francis Asbury wrote the following;

“When I reflect that not one in a hundred came here to get religion, but rather to get plenty of good land, I think it will be well if some or many do not eventually lose their souls.”

Many believe that the United States is in the same condition today. “An Egyptian Darkness”. Conditions are ripe for a new great awakening. In 1798, days of prayer and fasting were set aside to redeem the frontier from this darkness. And, so, we do the same. As was said at camp meetings all over the country, “Lord, do it again, like Cane Ridge.”

What part do you believe you can play in helping to bring about a new great awakening?

• Pray for a revelation that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. “Send us a great awakening, Lord!”
• Pray for repentance to grip the church, and the government officials – “Send the light of Your word.”

By Pastor Jamie Dixson


Prayerfully read Habakkuk 3

“Revive Your work in the midst of the years.” —Habakkuk 3:2 (AV)

We are crying out with thousands across America for God to revive His work in our land. This is what a national revival looked like a century and a half ago in the days of Charles G. Finney—

Revivals broke out under Finney’s fervent preaching all across New York State, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and in other states, as he appealed to men to respond to the grace of God in repentance and faith. Finney described one particular meeting near Antwerp, New York in these words: “An awful solemnity seemed to settle upon the people; the congregation began to fall from their seats in every direction and cry for mercy. If I had a sword in each hand, I could not have cut them down as fast as they fell. I was obliged to stop preaching.” Hundreds of thousands were swept into the Kingdom of God across the United States. Actually revivals were breaking out on both sides of the Atlantic – not only in the United States, but also in Europe.

Oh Lord, You see the need in our land for revival! We have wandered far from You in our moral degeneracy and waywardness. And we cry out to You to sweep across our land in great conviction and in a wave of repentance and saving faith! In Jesus’ dear name! Amen!

• Pray for a deep hunger to stir in your heart for personal and family revival
• Pray for a deep conviction of sin to come upon our nation , and for the gift of repentance to be given to us as a people

By Pastor Charles Schmitt

More Than Enough – Day One

Sunday – April 7, 2013

Today we begin our 22-day devotional and prayer journey as an Immanuel’s Church family.   We are preparing our hearts to hear His voice and will for “more than enough”.  We begin by pondering and personally experiencing the extravagant dimensions of the love of our God.  Read aloud the powerful words of Ephesians 3:14 – 21.  Spend time thanking Him that His love is always “more than enough” for every need and situation in your life!  Pray that your love will abound towards God and others.  And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, (Philippians 1:9)

More Than Enough 22 Day Prayer Journey

Exodus 36: 3-7

Please pray with us as we begin a spiritual journey in prayer on April 7, 2013. For 22 days, each and every day, we will have a specially focused prayer point to discover that our God is “More than Enough!”

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Also we would love to have your comments and replies posted each day as you encounter God in this journey

Jehovah Jireh, my provider

You are more than enough for me.

Jehovah Raphe, You’re my healer

By Your stripes, I’ve been set free.

Jehovah Shammah, You are with me

You supply all my needs

You’re more than enough

More than enough

More than enough for me.