BYBC ’09: Abiding in Jesus

Twelve hours from now, our family will join several friends to put on our 7th annual Backyard Bible Club (Monday-Thursday).  This is a ministry event very similar to Vacation Bible School, except that a large majority of the activities/teaching time, etc. is outside.  Some friends and I will be leading worship-in-song, and I will be teaching the Jr./Sr. High students.  We’ll be looking at a curriculum called Abiding in Jesus, which talks about how we can have peace with God through Jesus Christ and how believers have a new identity because of Him.  The younger kids will be going through the same curriculum as well.

Please pray

> …that the gospel would be truly seen and that Jesus would be embraced as glorious be the kids and by us as leaders.

> …that we would feel at peace about all of the details even though we’ve had very little time to iron it all out, and no time to practice for worship-in-song.  Pray that we would trust Jesus for His strength so that everyone would know who the real Hero of the week is!

> …that we would all get plenty of rest so that we could be alert and joyful throughout the week.  Two of my friends who are on the BYBC team are arriving back in the US late tonight after two weeks on a short-term missions trip.  I’m very excited to welcome them back, however I anticipate that this week will be very challenging and taxing for them specifically.  Please pray that we get our rest, but pray specifically for Kyle and Courtney!

> Pray that God would receive all the glory as He speaks through all of us as teachers and small group leaders.  Pray that His words would be heard and loved by every heart.

Thanks so much for praying, friends!  We pray that Jesus Christ would be seen and savored this week.  It’s all about Him!

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!


About Joe Eaton

I praise God that my standing before Him has nothing to do with who I am or what I've done; it is found solely in the perfect life that Christ lived in my place, and His which atoned for my sin. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that IN HIM we might become the righteousness of God"..."There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."

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