Gagetown prayer & study group

Welcome back everybody.

I hope you all had a great summer break and pray you are all well.

First, I would like to say thanks to our brother Jeff Page, for all his help here at camp Gagetown with our prayer group at St. Luke’s Chapel. He was our greatest prayer warrior and hardly never missed a prayer group meeting. His dedication to the prayer group and obedience to God will be missed at Gagetown. But now he has moved back to CFB Kingston to encourage those there and to see if he can start a prayer group at the base Trinity chapel. We wish you good luck Jeff and we will pray for you. May God’s face continue to shine upon you my friend, and may the Holy Spirit guide you in your mission.

Next Wednesday Sept 19 will be the restart of our prayer group meeting.

If you are in the area, don’t hesitate to join us.

 

Praying as you walk/run

Article by:  Jazmine Lawrence

Early in my military career, I sat beside an engaging chaplain at a mess dinner. He was incredibly enthusiastic about Jesus and told me about praying when he went running. I tried it, and it felt impossible. I was so distracted. But I wasn’t much good at focusing in prayer at all back then. I remembered the idea often, though.

There was a period of several years in which I couldn’t even walk much—let alone run—due to fibromyalgia and associated issues. I became very sick and left the military altogether. After experiencing miraculous physical and emotional healing, I discovered with joy that I could go out walking again! But God was reshaping the purpose of my physical activity.

God put it on my heart last year to participate in the Ottawa Army Run in September as a prayer walk for the military community. As I prepared in the preceding months, God led me to a passage of Scripture to pray over myself and the military community while walking. Every time I prayed it out loud, my pace quickened and muscle fatigue from the lingering fibromyalgia melted away. Every time. Without fail. I was praying through Psalm 91: “You will not fear…” God’s Word was having a physical effect on my body and mind. You can imagine how my desire to pray and meditate on God’s Word while walking dramatically increased! And suddenly, I was focused, not by my effort but by God’s work.

The military community needs Jesus, and needs the prayers of the saints that are “powerful and effective” (James 5:16, NIV). God did not call me to start praying for the military community when I best knew how to pray, but rather when I had no idea what and how to pray. He opened my eyes to see how desperately our community needs Jesus, and then he empowered the prayer.

There are many more of you whose eyes God has opened to this need and who He is empowering in prayer. Join us. Join us in Ottawa for the Army Run in September to do the 10km as a prayer walk for the military community (email the MCF office) for details. Join us in intercessory prayer with the Shield. And join us in Ottawa in November at our Remembrance Day retreat to train to pray for the military community (details forthcoming).

Join us.

Jazmine Lawrence
Captain (Retired)
War Room-Ottawa Coordinator

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Ok… the sit ~ rep for prayer group over block leave goes as follows: this was our last prayer group meeting (June, Wednesday the 27th 2018) till we reconvene on the second Wednesday in September (Sept, Wednesday the 12th 2018).

So now that the formalities are done; let’s move into the last part of the journey that Jesus did for us for our salvation. The path that the Father sent him on, because God loves us so much, He sent His Son to die for us, to reconcile us, to save us. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

This last part of the journey is called Jesus, the King – the soon to come King! 
Read John 18:33-38 but focus on verse 37

When we look back at His journey (emails I sent from Jan to June) we can see how He loves us. So I ask: are we ready for Him? The book of Revelation tells us He is coming. As John says in Rev 1:4-6   

This being the last email for summer break, I would like to ask you all that you share with us (email to mcfoffice@themcf.ca) what part of the journey that Jesus took for us – our salvation, what part inspired or encouraged you. What made you to talk to others about Jesus or just made you think of your own life.

For now I am going to wish you all a great summer break and a safe one. May Abba, our Father, watch over you and keep His hand of protection upon you all.

Please take the time to read:  Revelation 19:11-16, John 14:1-3 and Matthew 28:18-20.

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We are coming down to the end of the journey. There is one more after this one and I hope you have been inspired to be more like the Son of God; to be more faithful to the word and more obedient to God as I have been inspired.

So this part is called Jesus, the obedient Son. Let’s read Luke 22:39-46.

When you read this, what stands out to you? For me, it is the great pressure that Jesus is feeling. It is more than you or I could ever feel. Knowing that you must die for other’s sins… could you die for people you don’t even know? But Jesus tells His Father “not my will, but yours be done”. This is what we should be doing. I don’t mean die for other’s sins, but to walk like His Son did. Fight the temptations of the devil and be strong against sin. Not on our own power but His grace. Now I know we are not perfect like Jesus, but we can always improve ourselves with His help. Jesus was feeling tons of stress and what did he do? He PRAYED! That is what we need to do.  One difference though, Jesus trusted his Father as we should, but we don’t always, do we? Now, Jesus was God but remember, He was also a man who was tempted in every way like you and I. So let’s think about being more like our Father’s Son and be more obedient. Read Colossians 3:1-11 and think about what verse 10 says to us.

Obedience leads to your righteousness. Follow Jesus just as our Father wants us to. All through the OT, God tells us of the coming of His Son and how he will redeem us. Be careful not to do it for yourself but for God. I will leave you with one more passage that has helped shaped my life… Matthew 6:19-21 19

Verse of the day….  Luke 22:42

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

Army Run // National Capital Prayer Walk 2018

Fitness is fantastic and the camaraderie of group exercise can be exhilarating. There’s an intense sense of corporate accomplishment when doing hard physical work with a group. Memories from basic training, survival training and workups onboard ship flood in as I reflect. But there’s far more available in this than physical and emotional satisfaction.

I first participated in the Army Run years ago when I was flown to Ottawa to represent the CF in a running team. The camaraderie was so motivating! Years later, God called me back to the Army Run with new purpose and a new team: we intentionally (though quietly) represented Jesus and prayed. And again, the camaraderie was powerfully motivating, but this time with purpose for the kingdom of God.

Prayer is a theme that has been permeating every facet of MCF activity these days, especially as we gather in Ottawa to do War Room every month. In War Room we pray that the Spirit empower believers everywhere to share the good news of Jesus to our entire military community. It’s not just the mission of the MCF, it’s the mission of every believer (Matthew 28:18-20), and fundamental support believers need from each other to carry out this mission includes each other’s edification and prayer. (Colossians 4:2-4)

A team of three of us first prayer-walked the Army Run 10km race in Ottawa last September. We spoke to people along the course, made connections, prayed for individuals, and sometimes just prayed silently. The back of our running shirts read, “Be strong and courageous.” This is repeated throughout Joshua 1, where verse 10 finishes: “…for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

We are again joining the Army Run this year as a prayer walk to enjoy something far beyond the camaraderie: God’s presence with us wherever we go, so that he can lead us in how to pray to prepare the way for the good news of Jesus to be increasingly proclaimed in our military community.

Please join us in person on the team or in prayer to invest in what God is doing to bring the gospel to our military community.

Jazmine Lawrence
Captain (retired)
War Room Coordinator
The Military Christian Fellowship of Canada

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We call this part Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

So let’s first read Isaiah 9:6
Mark 4:39 – John 16:33 and John 14:27 

Do you remember back in Feb when we looked at all the names of Jesus throughout the Bible? Some 200 names one of which is “The Prince of Peace”. One of the benefits of Salvation is that we received Peace.

Peace is not a state of mind or a feeling; it is a person, Jesus Christ! Jesus came here so we can experience God’s peace every day. With Jesus in our life, stress is easy to handle if we are spending time with Him every day. We should not become stressed. This is a promise from God. Hebrews 13:6

Also, Peace comes as a result of having our sins forgiven. Read what Mark 5:34 says.    We can come to Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and He will give us peace… Isaiah 26:3-4.

Verse of the day….  John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you”

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We move into our next part called Jesus, the beloved, only begotten Son. So let’s read Matthew 3:13-17, focusing on verse 17

Saving us from our sins, cost God the Father dearly. When John the Baptist baptized Jesus; we see God reaching down from Heaven and telling all how much he loves His Son. Jesus, the Lamb of God, made the sacrifice for our sins so that we can be reconciled to the Father. Remember when John the Baptist saw Jesus coming, he said “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29) Have you ever looked up the word salvation? It’s a noun meaning preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss. Isn’t that cool? We all want to be safe, so through His sacrifice at Calvary, Jesus became the Saviour of the world. Through his death and resurrection and your faith in the beloved Son of God, you are born again!

Jesus said in John 3:3b “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” His death was sufficient, Jesus paid your debt. We also remember John 3:15-17

Verse of the day…. Matthew 3:17

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

This part is called Jesus, the life. We are reading from 1 John 5:1-13 and we will look at verses 1 John 5:11-12 

The last few weeks of study reminds me of what Jesus said in this passage; John 14:6 –  In our key verse John puts it like this: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” The word of God is very clear about this, easy to understand and no special interpretation is needed. All roads do not lead to God or Heaven. God, the Father, wants us to know that there is life; eternal life only in His Son. Jesus is The Life.

What Jesus said in John 4:14 … I don’t know about you guys, but that makes my heart explode with love for my Father God! To send his Son to save me after everything I have done in my life… WOW! Amen Halleluiah!!

Verse of the day… 1 John 5:11

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

Interaction – Rocky Mountain High

Interaction RMH is a Christian leadership training program for young international and U.S. military personnel starting their careers. The program focuses on biblical leadership and personal discipleship through activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, backpacking, white water rafting, mountain biking, Bible study, and lots of personal interaction. It is centered on a seven day outdoor adventure experience at the OCF retreat center at Spring Canyon, Colorado, followed by visits to other points of interest in Colorado.

For more information go to:  www.accts.org

or contact:  Email: accts@accts.org

PO Box 27239
Denver, CO 80227
Phone: (800) 487-8108