Pastor Mark has started a new series on the book of Malachi: Living for a Legacy. The very first verse of the book says, “The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel.” He pointed out an obvious, yet life-changing truth: the God of the Bible speaks. It is one of our greatest privileges as his children to hear from him and have access through Jesus Christ to talk back to him.
As part of our Mars Hill Church Family, we invite you to join in boldly praying—to petition the throne of grace purposefully and daily—that doors would be opened for us to tell more people about Jesus in 2014. We will launch Living for a Legacy through Prayer, a church-wide 40-day prayer initiative, this Sunday, December 1st.
We have created a prayer booklet/guide to use during your personal time with Jesus throughout the 40 days. Make sure to pick one up at your church on Sunday. There will also be corresponding and helpful material on Marshill.com. These are the specific areas for prayer that will be highlighted during this intentional time:
Mars Hill Global
Biblical University and Seminary hosted at Mars Hill Church
Five Mars Hill church plant/replants: Phoenix, Olympia, Tacoma, Everett, and Huntington Beach
Pastor Mark Driscoll’s new campaign on Christianity and culture beginning September 7, 2014
During these forty days, we are praying for $2,000,000 over and above our donors’ tithes to fund these endeavors in 2014. We believe Jesus has given the vision, so we trust that he will graciously provide the means to do it through his people. If the Holy Spirit leads you to give during these focused days of prayer, please visit marshill.com/give.
We will conclude the 40 days with five days of fasting, beginning at sundown on January 5th, calling our people to abstain from food. We will also have alternative fasts for those who cannot forego food for health purposes. By fasting, we express our hunger for Jesus to forward his mission in our hearts, homes, churches, and communities. We will then, as a gathered family at each of our locations, celebrate by breaking our fasts on the evening of Friday, January 10th.
We would be grateful if you would please begin praying now for enthusiastic participation across the entire church. The writer of Hebrews tells us that Jesus “always lives to make intercession” for us (7:25)—what an honor and joy to join him!
No comments from Wenatchee The Hatchet at this time. That said, the 2 million dollar "over and above our donors' tithes to fund these endeavors in 2013" makes it seem like it'd be worthwhile to visit Mars Hill's history of attempts at seminary-style education. Where's that Masters in Missional Leadership program through the Resurgence Training Center these days?