Dear COTN Elders, Leaders and churches,
Greeting to you all in the name of Jesus.
It is my joy to introduce and provide you with information for this years' theme for our annual Church of the Nations - Day of Prayer, which as you know falls on the second Sunday of September each year. It is where we ask each church to set
aside time during their Sunday meeting/service, to unite with COTN churches around the world in a focused prayer celebration.
THEME: HONOUR KING JESUS,
focusing on the CENTRALITY OF CHRIST.
DATE: Sunday 10 September 2017
When earlier this year we sat down as an Apostolic Council to choose a theme for our Leadershift Conferences we felt the Holy Spirit imploring us to have the central focus on ‘Love’. It almost seemed simplistic and overtly obvious at the time and that as a Christian community this should be a basic. Yet after an amazing series of sessions on ‘Intentional Love’ at Jefferys Bay, we now see the entire body of Christ embracing this theme and major Christian magazines running it as their major themes on their covers.
It seemed much the same when it came to choosing a direction for our Prayer Day. We felt to focus on Jesus, his Glory, Majesty, Lordship and Kingship, in an uncluttered way, hence our title:
‘HONOUR KING JESUS, focusing on the CENTRALITY OF CHRIST’.
The key scripture we believe the Lord has laid on our hearts is:
Mark 11:9-10 NAS.
Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:
“Hosanna! ‘BLESSED IS HE’ who comes in the name of the Lord;
Blessed is the coming KINGDOM of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!”
What a wonderful moment to hone in fully focusing on Jesus, and in doing so afford Him all the Glory, dignity and honour He deserves. This event is the only truly ‘combined international event’ we have each year, where we ask every COTN church to participate. We will be providing you with prayer pointers and reminders over the next few weeks.
So, mark the date. It’s just under 4 weeks away!
On behalf of the Apostolic Council.