Many a day we ‘ill come on watch only ter discover that a mutinous spirit hath slipped in amongst the crew while they be napping. At first this seditious spirit claims ter promote love, unity, and the goodwill of the crew. But fer long them wise in the ways of pirating ‘ill recognize that a subversive attitude hath taken hold of some. They challenge the authority and commands of Skipper and twist the words and acts of the Son. Soon what seemed clear instructions be in disrepute.
Thar be but one sure way ter rally the crew back ter Skipper’s way and will and that be ter start with prayer. Here be a short list of actions ya kin take ter rid the crew of lawless lubbers and scoundrels.
Community / Groups
- Pray that we would place a high priority on meeting together in community each week.
- Pray for the unity of our groups.
- Pray for community life to take place throughout the week.
- Pray for teachers and leaders who prepare lessons each week: for their faithfulness and commitment to sound doctrine.
Focal Passages: Psalm 19:7-14, Titus 2:1-8, Luke 5:27-32, Ephesians 4:3-6, Hebrews 10:25, James 3:1, II Peter 2:1, II Timothy 4:3-4, Titus 2:1
Levi held a great banquet fer the Son. A large crowd of tax collectors and others whar eating with the Son and others. (Luke 5:29)
Lord, I declare that my church, my crew at ____________, place a high priority on meeting tergether each week.
Make ever’ effort ter keep the unity of the Holy Spirit of Truth through the bond of peace. Thar be but one BODY, one SPIRIT, one: HOPE, LORD, FAITH, BAPTISM, GOD, FATHER. (Ephesians 4:3-6)
Lord, I declare unity in our crew through yer Holy Spirit of Truth. I declare we all believe in the one hope of salvation. That yer be our one Lord. That we be united in faith and reject all spirits of doubt, all spirits of division that come agin’ us who be disciples of ya. I declare that if any wish ter be part of yer crew they confess thar sins, repent, and be baptized in water and yer Holy Spirit of Truth.
Do not give up meeting tergether, but always encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:25)
Lord, I declare that we encourage one another ter meet regular like in community throughout the week, be it on deck, below decks, or on land. I declare we ‘ill not give up meeting as yer disciples. Rather we ‘ill spur one another on ter make it a habit of gathering with one another.
Not many of us should presume ter be teachers. Those who teach ‘ill be judged more strictly by Skipper and the Son. (James 3:1)
Lord, I declare that ____________ we’ill raise up teachers and leaders who be faithful ter yer Word and sound doctrine.
Well we know that false teachers ‘ill aim ter secretly introduce destructive heresies, and deny the Sovereign Lord. (II Peter 2:1)
Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus we bind all such spirits of false teachings and any who would seek ter secretly introduce destructive heresies inter the lessons and sermons at ____________. We declare that thar rejection be swift and they be cast out of our assembly.
A time ‘ill come when men ‘ill not put up with sound doctrine. No, they ‘ill gather ’round ’em a great number of teachers who ‘ill turn away from yer holy Truth. (II Timothy 4:3-4)
Lord, we rebuke all who spout deceptive and destructive doctrines.
Hold firmly ter the trustworthy message as it whar passed down and taught so that we kin encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. (Titus 1:9)
Lord, we bind all spirits that sow doctrines that deny the power and authority and word of the Son and our father, Skipper.
We must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1)
Lord, we declare all at ____________ reject deceptive doctrines. We ‘ill gather ’round us teachers and preachers who draw us ter yer Truth. We declare that we ‘ill hold firmly ter the message ya taught when ya walked amongst us. We refute those who promote false doctrines, lie ’bout yer words, question the authority of yer words, and deny the power of yer Spirit of Truth, which be yer holy Word.
Amen and amen.