The Lord blessed Second RP in 2012 with renewed growth in Jesus Christ. In 2011, the Lord had raised up new deacons, new ruling elders, and a new pastor. The existing leaders were refreshed, and in 2012, the Lord worked in us richly. The Lord commands in 2 Peter 3:18: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The message of this verse became our theme for 2012, and we are grateful that the Lord was faithful to continue his work in and through us.
We desire that every person will grow to know the Lord more deeply in 2013, and Jesus is raising up many new opportunities for worship, outreach, and service. Toward these ends, we have purposed as a congregation to make this year a year in which every person is growing in prayer.
Isaiah 62:6-7 says: “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest, until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.”
The Lord urges us to take no rest and to give him no rest until he makes his holy city, his church, a praise in the earth. And so we are on our knees this year, asking the Lord to give us a heart of those who pray continually. Each member is encouraged to be in a weekly prayer group. These groups are recording both petitions to God and answers from him as we pray for his glory to be known among us, as we ask that his name would be made famous to the ends of the earth. Together we seek forgiveness of our sins, that we would be delivered from temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. We are asking that friends and neighbors would know the love of God. We knock on God’s door, requesting that he meet our needs, and as we uphold our young people, our families, and our loved ones. We are also praying for our political leaders, for our state, and for our nation. God is leading us to greater gratitude as we remember his many mercies to us, chiefly, the grace he has given us in the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. As we call on his name together, God is drawing us together more closely in heart and giving us a greater love to reach out to others.
Additionally, the congregation is reading books together, and there are occasional sermons being preached on various prayers in the Scriptures. Our vision is that these and other means would lead us as a congregation more humbly and more boldly to the throne of grace so that we might find grace to help in time of need, just as God has promised.
If you are looking for a church home in Indianapolis, or if you desire to seek God but do not know where to begin, please come and join us as we seek the face of God!