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Discovery will kick May off with a season of Prayer

DATE:  May 1, 2016

TIME:  Drop in Prayer

WHERE:  Discovery Auditorium

WHO: You and Me

WHY:  Our City Needs JESUS





“The life of the church is the highest life, and its office is to pray. Its prayer life is the highest life, the most fragrant, the most conspicuous. When God’s house on the earth is a house of prayer, then God’s house in heaven is busy and powerful in its plans and movements. ‘For mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people’ (Isaiah 56:7), says our God. Then, His earthly armies are clothed with the triumphs and spoils of victory, and His enemies are defeated on every hand… The very life and prosperity of God’s cause – even its very existence – depend on prayer. And the advance and triumph of His cause depend on one thing: that we ask of Him.”  E. M. Bounds

 Dear intercessors of Discovery….

There is supernatural power released when the Church prays.   We need supernatural power. Only the power of God will defeat the attacks of the enemy in Columbia. When the Church in a city decides to come together to pray, there is great spiritual power released into the atmosphere. Prayer will affect everything! It will affect time, places, occasions, and circumstances. As Discovery prays success and supernatural power is released in the Northeast.

 The obstacles towards city transformation are many. We must know that none of us has the answer to our city; only God does. He is the one who transforms and brings change. This is all about the Kingdom of God and intimacy with the King. We must stop our busyness, remove ourselves from the distractions all around us, and become passionate for God. It is time to seek the Lord. We all want transformation in Columbia. our cities.  E.M. Bounds says

 “Success is sure to follow a church given to much prayer. The supernatural element in the church, comes only through praying. More time in this busy age must be given to pray by a God-given church… More heart and soul must be in the praying that is done if the church would go forth in the strength of her Lord and perform the wonders that is her heritage by divine promise.”

 Requirements for Transformation in Your City

 Are we willing to pay the price for God to transform our cities through prayer? God’s heart is that your church becomes a praying church. We are willing to lay down our own agendas and get on our faces before God for however long it takes.

 We are becoming desperate and that is a good place to be. Seeking the powerful  presence of God in Columbia is risky, but it is the way towards a true and powerful transformation in our city.

INTERCESSORS must be committed to a community. They must persevere through apathy and not give up.  The goal is to get to the last day and then face Jesus and through everything to direct men and women toward the Kingdom. God is looking for a intercessors man who will take the burden on himself for his/her city. God is looking for intercessors  who will stand in the gap for their city & don’t care who gets the credit.

 It’s time to believe that God will transform our cities through prayer. There is power in a praying Church. God is inviting us to enter His heart for a praying Church.  I invite you to pray this prayer for COLUMBIS and believe God for a mighty transformation: “Lord, whatever it takes. Give me the grace to get there. I will live and die believing for Columbia will be be transformed.” 


Some of the D-Groups will not be meeting during the summer months.  If you are currently attending a group that will dismiss – please know you are welcome to attend another group during the summer months…In next week’s D-News a complete list of those groups which will continue to meet will be posted……………By accident – the pipe in the Furnace Room came loose and water spilled under the wall into the Children’s Room.  Jackie found a wet carpet and some mold growing.  This MORNING – Kevin Neville came out and solved our problem.  We are Grateful………So proud of our young people….Morgan Duff played flute in a band concert at Jeff on Tuesday evening…..Ross Steelman though just a freshman is tearing up the golf course winning events right and left… Caleb Yoder is enjoying golf at Harrisburg though they have only had the sport a couple years….we are so blessed to have Izzy and Lily as part of our praise team playing at both our Celebration Services………….This weekend will be the final lesson on I Told Me So – as we conclude studying the story of David and Bathsheba…………….Next week we start our Reel to Reel series.  From a modern cultural point of view – this would be a great series to invite non-church going friends….Most will be familiar with the movie – but would not see the connection to spiritual values……….

power of prayer

·      Unspoken requests…..employment….change of heart…deeper commitment….

·      Joy Weir – continuous complications of surgery

·      Newborn – Isaiah Baker – 10 days old – as his Christian family – we pray for his continued health –and that he will become a Godly man

·      Continued growth in both Blue Ridge and Discovery as we interact – and seek to evangelize Northeast Columbia

·      Wisdom for Americans as we get ready to select the next President of the U.S.

·      Discovery – everyone knows someone who once attended with regularity who now do not attend…..please lift up a friend who has lost their first love Rev 2:4


Some of the FILMS which will be in our Reel to Real Series include

·      Creed

·      Inside Out

·      Room

·      Spotlight


As our current series – I Told Me So concludes, we will be looking at the story of David and Bathsheba…..This weekend our biblical passage will be found in 3 chapters of the Bible….2 Samuel 11, 12, and Psa 51…..More time will be spent in the last two books.

As you prepare yourself for worship this weekend – find out all you can about Nathan — how is he like the Holy Spirit — What is the ultimate application of 2 Sam 12:13-14 – you will live but the child will die….

As you study – how many of the 10 commandments did David break?  Hope everyone plans to meet around the Lord’s Table with us at Discovery this weekend – and enjoy the fellowship we have with one another – I look so forward to sharing with you at the Celebration Services this weekend…..


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Doctrinal preaching certainly

Bores the hypocrites; but it is

Only doctrinal preaching that will save

Christ’s sheep.  The preacher’s

Job is to proclaim the faith

Not to provide entertainment

For unbelievers – in other words

To feed the sheep rather than

Amuse the goats

J. T. Packer

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