We are headed to the mountains to take the students on a retreat this weekend, and would love it if you could take a minute to pray for us. We have 50+ students going and it is the most diverse (beliefs, struggles, stage of life, ethnicity, age...) group I have ever been apart in 10 years of doing college ministry. Even students from a closed middle east country who are not believers (the ones I mentioned last Monday) are going.
I am having a hard time putting my talk together for it since 1/2 of the students are not believers, others are very young believers who are just starting to walk with God and others want to missionaries. So I could really use your prayers. Please pray for the students who don't know Christ yet. That they would get to hear the gospel this weekend and the Holy Spirit would help them understand and choose Christ. Thank you!
In light of wanting these students to let Jesus' blood define them, wanting them to be wrapped up in living on purpose for His glory, because all is
For His Name's Sake...
God created us for His name’s sake “Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made." Isa. 43:7
Forgives our sin for His name’s sake. “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name ; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.” Psalm 79:9
“I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.” 1 John 2:12
Leads us and guides us for His name’s sake “For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.” Psalm 31:3,
“He restores my soul ; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.” Psalm 23:3
Deals kindly with us for His name’s sake “But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake.” Psalm 109:21
“For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble .” Ps 143:11
Answers prayer for His name’s sake "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” John 15:7-8
Gives us the Holy Spirit for His name’s sake and glory “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.”Eph. 1:13-14
We suffer with Him for His name’s sake "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.” Luke21:12
“For I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake." Acts 9:16
Missions is for His name’s sake "For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure ; for My name will be great among the nations," says the LORD of hosts.” Mal.1:11
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