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Passage and Notes - January 24, 2021

Prayer is the adventure of connection, communicating, and collaborating with God.

Intercession is praying for the sake of others.

Matthew 6:9-10
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.

“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
– Karl Barth 

How do we experience the vast power of intercession?
 
Acts 12:1-17
1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
8 Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.
11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”
12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”

15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”
16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. 17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. “Tell James and the other brothers and sisters about this,” he said, and then he left for another place. 17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. “Tell James and the other brothers and sisters about this,” he said, and then he left for another place.

1. Get informed.

Acts 12:1-4
1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.

“The prayer of intercession requires something from us. It requires our heart. When we hear and see the news, and our hearts want to turn away from the pain and suffering we see, the prayer of intercession calls us to stay present to the pain and to pray for those who are suffering.”
– Richard Foster

2. Get in sync with others.
 
Acts 12:5
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

Acts 12:12
When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. 

“Prayer was the wellspring of strength and inspiration during the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the movement, we prayed for greater human understanding. We prayed for the safety of our compatriots in the freedom struggle.We prayed for victory in our nonviolent protests, for brotherhood and sisterhood among people of all races, for reconciliation, and the fulfillment of the Beloved Community.”
– Coretta Scott King

3. Get inspired.

Acts 12:13-16
13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”
15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”
16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.

A. Pray expectantly.

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

“Intercessory prayer is spiritual defiance of what is in the way of what God has promised. Intercession visualizes an alternative future to the one apparently fated by the momentum of current forces. Prayer infuses the air of a time yet to be into the suffocating atmosphere of the present. History belongs to the intercessors who believe God’s future into being.”
– Walter Wink. 

B. Pray Scripturally

Ask: Lord, how do you want me to pray for this person?

Next Steps:

• Pray for 3-4 people to come to know Jesus. (Invite them to join us for Alpha on February 9)

• Participate in praying together for our City this Tuesday 7:30-8:30 on Zoom and Next Sunday January 31 outdoors 4pm-5pm. DIVEintoFLOOD.com/prayer 

• Step into community by joining a Flood Group DIVEintoFLOOD.com/groups

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Flood Groups meet together to be transformed by Jesus, in order to love God, love one another, and love our neighbors. Groups meet throughout the week online, and/or in-person, depending on the group. We have groups of all types and sizes that share life, reflect on Scripture, pray, and encourage one another to serve in Jesus’ name. Visit DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Groups for a list of open groups.


Group Leader Training

Join our 2-week Group Training and utilize your gifts so that more people can participate in loving God, one another, and our neighbors with Flood Groups!.
Contact: [email protected]


Core Groups

Short-term Groups designed to meet about a specific topic or area of growth (prayer, spiritual practices, book study, etc.).


Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University

Beginning January 17, 6:30pm
(9-weeks, taking off Feb 14)

FPU is a 9-week class which includes an instructional video series with Dave Ramsey which will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Contact: Email Paul at [email protected] Cost: TBD

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How to Pray

How to Pray (North County Campus)

Tuesdays January 19 – March 9, 7:30-9pm, Zoom

As we discuss what prayer this season, join us as we explore the freedom and possibilities to pray both individually and in community. No experience needed! Please RSVP. The only cost will be to purchase Peter Grieg’s “How to Prayer: A Simple Guide for Normal People” for $14 on Amazon Prime

Contact Joyce to Sign up


The Color of Compromise

The Color of Compromise Video-Book Study

Mondays, January 18 – March 1, 7:30-9pm, Zoom

The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call to love Christ’s Body, the Church, and desire to practice a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. This 7-week core group will follow a video teaching by author Jemar Tisby, followed by discussion, and next steps. Reflection and reading between sessions is encouraged.

Contact pastor Scott to Sign up


Alpha: Join the Conversation about Jesus

Alpha: Join the Conversation about Jesus

Tuesdays, Begins February 9 (8 weeks), 7-9pm, Zoom

Explore faith, life, and meaning with us through Alpha. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over about eight weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Email pastor Matt to Signup


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Group

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Wednesdays, Begins February 10 (8 weeks), 7-9pm, Zoom

Journey with us journey in this core group and learn the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then we’ll begin to practice seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. “The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality,” author Peter Scazzero says, “unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.”
Cost: $30 for materials.

Email pastor Matt to Signup

 


To Become One: Premarriage, Engaged and Newlyweds

To Become One: Premarriage, Engaged and Newlyweds

Mondays, March 8 – April 19, 7-9pm, via Zoom

Join other Flood couples and coaches for this fun and informative learning community.
Cost: $75.

For More Info and to Signup

 

21DaysofPrayer

21 Days of Prayer
January 10 – 31
Visit DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Prayer to find our prayer guide and info about upcoming prayer events.

The Lord's Prayer Workshop

COUPLES WEEKEND WORKSHOP
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
February 5, 6-8pm / February 6, 9am – 4:30pm
Facilitated by Grayson Wallen, MFT associate, application of the Gottman’s 7 Principles on what makes relationships work.
50% Off Promo Code for Flood Couples: “Flood”
For More Info and to Register Click Here

The Lord's Prayer Workshop

The Lord’s Prayer Workshop
The Early Church Practice for Our Prayer Life Today
Sunday, February 28, 7:30-9pm, Zoom
RSVP to [email protected]

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Have a Need, Meet a Need
If you HAVE a need, or can FULFILL a need for someone in our church family, please let us know! Email our Community Engagement Pastor, [email protected], to learn more.

Zoom Rooms – Sundays following each gathering
We miss seeing you! Join us on Zoom after each gathering to connect and say hello. Whether you’re new to Flood or want to connect with us and other Floodsters, these quick 10-minute virtual patios are for you! Join us at
DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Zoom every Sunday!

Ways to Learn and Grow
We know that many of you are seeking ways to listen, learn and grow in this season. As a church community, we believe the gospel is good news that tears down walls and builds bridges. Our faith in Jesus leads us to intentionally build bridges across ethnic, cultural, economic, and gender barriers. There is more work to do, and we have not arrived, but as disciples of Jesus we have and will continue to learn and work against any and all forms of racism, racial injustice and violence, in Jesus’ name. Click HERE for a list of resources and ways you can grow and
learn with us.

Anxiety Resources Page
We have created a webpage with resources on how to understand and reduce anxiety. Find those workshops, podcasts, and more at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Anxiety

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Flood Kids Online 
Ages 3 -11 can join us every Sunday HERE for our interactive curriculum videos, worship and activities. Questions, contact [email protected]

Flood Youth Slide

Flood Youth
Thursdays, 7pm at the Flood Church Offices or Online
If you’re a middle schooler or high schooler we want to hang out with you! Join us this fall on Thursday nights, either in person or online via Zoom. If you come in person, please remember to wear a mask, bring a chair (if possible) and watch your distance. To join us on Zoom, please email Mookie [email protected] or Josiah [email protected] for details.
For more info, or check out our page HERE our IG @floodyouth and our YouTube.

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Change a Life… Serve in Flood Youth
Throughout the Week, Various Times and Opportunities
Flood Youth is looking for women and men who want to invest in and influence the next generation. You don’t need to be loud and crazy… just authentically you! In this unprecedented time, we need people to mentor and help shape young hearts and minds. If interested, please contact Pastor Mookie to learn about expectations and requirements at [email protected]

Flood Young Adults
FYA is where anyone ages 18-29 can come together to learn, reflect, celebrate, and be together! We meet online Wednesdays at 7pm. Email [email protected] to get connected, and check out their IG @flood.ya.

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Questions about these opportunities, or want to connect with us? Email us at [email protected].

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All we do is only possible with your generous financial support. Generosity is one of our top values as a church community. We believe it tangibly expresses the heart of God to others and is an essential practice for followers of Jesus. Click the link here to support what God is doing in and through Flood. You can choose to make a one-time donation or setup a recurring monthly gift online.

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Small Group Gatherings

As we continue to monitor state and county health guidelines, we have updated our small group gathering recommendations. We recognize this will be a process as we navigate with wisdom and discernment, and have created a helpful resource to help navigate a safe and healthy small group gathering.

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Online Groups

Flood groups will continue to meet weekly online via Zoom (video conferencing) during this “shelter at home” season. We have groups of all types and sizes that share life, reflect on Scripture, pray, and encourage one another to serve in Jesus’ name.

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HOME Campaign

We are in the midst of a 3 year campaign to raise $6 million for a permanent church home for our San Diego Campus & ministries that support both campuses. Currently, our total received is: $2,928,826.83. Total Pledged Remaining to be Fulfilled: $691,633.12.

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