'Blaze, Spirit Blaze. Set Our Hearts On Fire.'

Matthew 26:36-56
Jesus’ suffering is increasing. What pain His disciples caused Him. Three times, He ‘found them sleeping’(40-45), ‘My betrayer is at hand’(46), ‘all the disciples forsook Him and fled’(56)! Was this the end of the road for His disciples? No! With one exception - Judas Iscariot, whom Jesus still called ‘friend’(50), the others became men of prayer (Acts 1:13-14). They stood with Peter as he preached the Gospel, as he led many sinners to the Saviour (Acts 2:14,37-38). Jesus loved His disciples. He died for them. Then - after Jesus was ‘glorified’- the Spirit was ‘given’ to them (John 7:39). The fleeing disciples became men ‘on fire’(Acts 2:3). No more ‘fleeing’. Now it was ‘flowing’- ‘rivers of living water’(John 7:38). ‘Blaze, Spirit blaze. Set our hearts on fire. Flow, river, flow. Flood the nations with grace and mercy’(Mission Praise, 445).
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