BY RICK FRY
senior pastor of The Rock (Danville Foursquare Church) in Danville, California
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:8 NKJV
Many times, I’ve prayed for the sick with no visible results—so much so that I actually said, “Lord, don’t send me to hospitals anymore to pray for the sick. They’ll probably die.” However, in the past several months, I’ve spent time meditating on the Scriptures (Matt. 10:8; John 14:12). My church has been contending for God’s promises, as well as spending many hours in prayer, worship and collective fasting. We’ve seen multiple people healed of cancer, deadly heart issues cured and broken relationships mended. One woman in our church was healed of migraine headaches she had suffered with constantly for more than 35 years. Her husband, a non-believer, told her that if her God healed her, he would come to church. Hungry for her husband to know the Lord, she came forward for prayer. She felt nothing, but she declared and believed, “I’m healed!” After a week, her skeptical husband tested her healing by feeding her every food that triggered her migraines. She’s now been migraine-free for six months and eats whatever she wants. Her husband received Jesus, and life is changing for him. Let’s contend for what Jesus promised: that our lives would be a place of faith, a place where miracles and restoration begin.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
Believe. Ask God for faith to believe what He has said.
Make room. Provide time in your weekly services for people to respond to His call.
Be willing. Have a willingness to step out in faith, contending for His kingdom to come.
Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NLT
I am thankful for the leadership team that serves here at theBridge. Our church is better our community is better, and Lindsay and I are better because of those that selflessly serve. Today, I encourage you to pray for them and lift them and their families up.
Elders - Jude & Linda Hoffman, Andy & Mary Carter, Chuck & Elisa Moore, Tembele Yangandawele-Daniel & Christelle Mukaina-mbumb
Council - Chuck Moore, Patty Ott, Jason Selby, Holly Heffner*, Robin Bittle*
Staff - Lindsay Cordell, Andrew Kinney, Jill Sundstrom, Kate Acly, April Duffey, Edie Riker
Directors - Rob Shotto, David & Melissa Carter, Mary Ellen Kinkel, Melonie Marcus, Tina Leonard and Jessica Koers
PRAYER + REFLECTION
Pray that these leaders would both know God and follow His plan for their lives.
Pray for wisdom and discernment in making decisions that would align with the Word.
Pray for their families as the enemy often attacks when people step out in faith!