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For the Good of the City

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"Seek the welfare of the city and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare."        - Jeremiah 29:7

Have you ever thought about why you live where you live, work where you work, or go to school where you go to school? It may be natural to think that we choose where we go, where we live, and why we do what we do. While there is some truth in that, understand that God had the plan together long ago. He has you in the city, where you live, for a greater purpose than a job or a relationship. God has you there to make the city healthier. He wants to use you to cure the wrongs and injustices in the city. He wants you to be a light in the city of the Gospel that brings hope, peace, and reconciliation. He wants to use you. Will you allow Him to do so? Ask God to give you a burden for your city, and ask Him to use you however He would like.

How does God want to use you and your small group to seek the welfare of Las Vegas?

Most Powerful Weapon of All

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"and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel," - Ephesians 6:18-20

When a crisis hits, oftentimes friends and family come to the rescue and offer whatever they can to help. They will ask, "What can I do to help? Do you need anything?" Have you ever answered, "Pray for me"? Paul was giving instruction on how to suit up for battle. He told the Ephesians to "put on the whole armor of God" (v. 11). That armor, covering head to toe, consisted of truth to gird your loins, the breastplate of righteousness, preparation of the Gospel for shoes, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, "which is the word of God" (v. 14-17). Most people stop there when talking about the armor and forget the greatest weapon of all: prayer! Prayer is not only another weapon, but the greatest of all the weapons as it infuses the rest of the armor with the power needed to fight the enemy. It is the one thing Paul asks the Ephesians to do for him: pray! So the next time you have the opportunity to offer help to a friend in crisis, rather than ask, "Do you need anything?", ask instead, "How can I pray for you in this situation?"

Who is someone God has brought to your heart in this very moment that you could offer the greatest weapon of prayer for them?

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