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Proclaiming the Year of the Lord's Favor

For 2016, the Lord has put on my heart to pray Isaiah 61 for our sweet fellowship of believers. In Luke 4, Jesus read aloud the words of Isaiah 61: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Isaiah 61). Jesus then said, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21). When He said that, Jesus was proclaiming the year of the Lord’s favor. Later, Jesus died, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day RETURN. Until then, you and I are continually living in the year of the Lord’s favor. WE JUST NEED TO REMEMBER, BELIEVE, AND LIVE THIS TRUTH.
In 2016, will you join me in a few simple steps as we seek to live in the year of the Lord’s Favor:

  1. Read Isaiah 61 everyday along with your regular Bible reading.
  2. Pray for the favor of the Lord to be on Hillcrest Baptist Church. As you read through Isaiah 61, the Holy Spirit will prompt your heart to pray for someone or ministry in our church.
  3. Share your prayers and burdens. Would you type an email with your special prayer requests and burdens and send it to hbcderek@comcast.net as soon as possible? God has convicted my heart to be praying more specifically for each of you. These requests will be kept private between me and God in my prayer closet.
  4. Pray for me and my family. Pray that we would love Jesus more. Pray that we would be bold for Him. Pray that we would love one another deeply. Pray that the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts would be pleasing to God.

Grace to you,

Pastor Derek