Jesus Makes It Easy to Pray

June 23, 2021

Jesus Makes It Easy to Pray OVERCOMPLICATING PRAYER  Before becoming a prayer room coordinator I had no idea how hard it would be to get believers to pray. While we have seen many become activated in the place of prayer since launching the prayer room, statistically speaking, it is only a drop in the bucket. Vast amounts of Christians are in this city, and I long to see a day where this prayer room is regularly filled with praying and worshipping believers.  I have spent much time thinking about why all this resistance to prayer exists. Recently my thinking turned into dialogue with the Lord, and as is often the case, He turned the spotlight back onto my own life. He began to show me all the times He longed to be with me, and I chose some other activity over Him. It was as if I saw it from His perspective. He was wooing me and I was resisting Him time and time again.  After processing a little further with the Lord I realized the core reason why I don’t pray as I should. It is not because I don’t hear His voice. Many times I feel Him wooing me with His love, and yet I still willingly resist it. Neither is it a lack of zeal or passion for God; underneath it all, I know my heart desires to be with Him above all else. I have come to the conclusion that most often the reason I do not come to Him in prayer is because I overcomplicate prayer in my mind.  JESUS IS EXPLICIT WHEN IT...
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Redeem – A Family Met with the Love of Christ



Redeem - A Family Met with the Love of Christ In May, on one of the outreach nights, our Redeem team met a family of 6 living in a hotel. A young couple, who had lost their job, income and now a stable home, was forced to go from hotel to hotel with 4 young boys. Our team had the opportunity to dance and laugh with them and pray for and over the elementary and toddler aged boys. The oldest son expressed that he wanted to preach about Jesus, and we joyfully joined in prayer to declare this over his life. The young mom expressed that she wanted prayer for a house; she had been on several waiting lists for months. The eldest son yelled “Thank you Jesus” as we presented his mom and his siblings with roses that night for prayer. Their step-dad sat quietly on the steps, and later expressed his feelings of helplessness for his family. After this acknowledgement, we prayed again for him and his family and after several hugs, we parted ways. In June, during our outreach at another hotel we saw 4 boys playing outside. Our eyes lit up with joy. We heard “Thank you Jesus.” The young lady from the hotel in May had gotten a room for a few nights at this hotel, because it was safer for her boys. The family saw our volunteers, and the boys ran over to give our team a big hug. The family of 4 shared with us that since our last meeting, the boys had received all A’s and finished the school year strong in spite...
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Local Outreach – Rain Couldn’t Stop the Love of Jesus!



Local Outreach - Rain Couldn't Stop the Love of Jesus! We are so thankful for all the volunteers who join with us every third Saturday of the month to reach our region with the love of Jesus. The Body of Christ comes together across denominational, generational, and racial lines as one Church representing one King.This past month, we were able to pray with 28 people, feed 3, and watch as one young woman gave her life to Christ. As the rain came and went, our teams got creative and  ministered to people in the mall, outside of Family Dollar, and in the streets of the Bibb city area.One of our leaders, Tyrone, thought of the idea to purchase umbrellas and walk people from the building to their cars and vice versa. He and his team had Gospel conversations and prayed for people as they guided them back and forth. One young woman heard the Gospel for the first time and received the free gift of salvation. She exchanged numbers with our team to receive continual discipleship. God knows what we need and is faithful to provide! We thank Jesus for the encounter with this woman! Rain or shine, God gets the Glory! Every month we are seeing people saved, healed, delivered, and set free in Jesus’ name. We would love an opportunity to tell you more about how you, your family, your church, or your ministry can join us. This is a great opportunity for families, small groups, ministry teams, neighbors, and/or friends. You don’t want to miss the July outreach event happening Saturday, July 17th at 10am at 2910...
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Redeem – Our Team is Growing

May 28, 2021

Redeem - Our Team is Growing Redeem has been consistently going out on Fridays to pour the love of Jesus to many women, children and families. On one particular night, God had a different plan. While two of our team members were walking by a hotel door, they heard a beautiful voice singing unto the Lord. They knocked and waited patiently to meet the person behind the voice. He answered with open arms. The young man said he had been living in the hotel after losing employment and being unfairly treated while teaching music. Ellen and a few others gave him a rose and shared God’s love with him. Ellen led him into a forgiveness prayer that helped him forgive those that had hurt him. The presence of the Lord fell upon him as he forgave being hurt, manipulated and deceived throughout his music career. He was blessed by the time our team took to pray with him and help him see how forgiveness was holding him hostage.  Our Redeem team would like to be able to lead more to forgiveness and knowing the love of God. We need your help. You can join Jaketra each Thursday at the house of prayer for intercession at 7am. Another way to get involved is to join her on Friday night street outreach. If you are interested, please contact her at Redeem@take-the-city.com. -Jaketra Bryant, Redeem Outreach...
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Local Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley



Local Outreach - Chattahoochee Valley     On Saturday, May 22nd, 13 churches from the local body of Christ came together to take the city for Jesus and share the Gospel all across our area.  Five teams took to the streets, while one team stayed back to pray for the others. One young man made the decision to follow Jesus, 90 people were prayed for, and many more people were touched with the love of Jesus. Of the people prayed for, God divinely intervened in the life of a young lady. One of our teams met her near the Elizabeth Canty apartments. They introduced themselves and asked her if they could pray for her. She said yes, and as our team prayed, something shifted for her. When the team finished praying, the woman admitted that she had a knife in her possession. She was about to use it, but since she received prayer, she decided against it. We serve such an amazing God! He desires to use us as His hands, feet, and mouth to pour out His love to others.  We dream of dozens of teams spreading across our region each month sharing the Gospel and ministering to people. Our friends and neighbors desperately need to be touched by the love of God, and we are just the ones to do it! We long for the undeniable presence of God to be felt in every neighborhood across our city. Come and join us next month June 17 as we witness the power of the Gospel everywhere we go. If you would like to get involved, please reach out...
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Stephanie

TTC led me out of darkness and into the love I’ve longed for my entire life, the love of JESUS.  They’ve taught me to love like Jesus by walking out my created purpose.  My Spirit has been healed, I am whole, because of their obedience to do God’s will.  They have introduced me to and welcomed me into a powerful tribe of women that love Jesus with their whole heart.  Women that strengthen, teach, support, and encourage one another with the power and authority given by the Holy Spirit.  I am eternally grateful for their ministry and humbled to be called family.