Important Opportunities

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ,

Let me share with you a few important reminders.

This Saturday (Feb. 29) we will have our Prayer Breakfast at 9:00.  Paul wrote to the Colossian believers (Col. 4:2-4), “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.  And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.  Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” 

Paul encouraged the Colossians (and us today) to be devoted to prayer.  In other words, prayer is to be a priority for us. Why is prayer so important?  Simply because God works out His purposes in part through the prayers of His people.  So, prayer is not only a responsibility but a privilege, knowing that God invites us to help bring about His will as we pray.  That’s why Paul not only encouraged the Colossians to pray, but to pray for him and his co-laborers in the Gospel. Paul knew that he needed the leading and empowering of God to clearly and powerfully proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, and some of that leading and empowering would be the result of the prayers of others.  So, if possible, please join us Saturday as we make use of this great opportunity God has given us.

Second, this Sunday (March 1) we will begin our class on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.  I can think of nothing more important for our faith than to have a deep understanding of Jesus – who He was and is, why He came, what He accomplished, what He offers us, and what separates Him from other religious leaders throughout history.  The class will meet downstairs from 9:30-10-15. The class will go for about 6-8 weeks.

I hope to see you at one or both of these important events.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Bob

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