Week 2: 10-16 October 2021
Gerhard Dalton

“There are two kinds of people; those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to

whom God says, ‘All right, have it your way.’” C.S. Lewis

● Welcome everybody
● Start with an icebreaker –

  1. Pray: Open with prayer 
  2. Read:
    Jos 10:5-14 Then the five kings of the Amorites—the kings of Jerusalem,
    Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon—joined forces. They moved up with all
    their troops and took up positions against Gibeon and attacked it. The
    Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Do not abandon
    your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us! Help us, because all the
    Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us.” So Joshua
    marched up from Gilgal with his entire army, including all the best fighting
    men. The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them
    into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.” After an all-
    night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise. The Lord threw them
    into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them
    completely at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth
    Horon and cut them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. As they fled
    before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled
    large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than
    were killed by the swords of the Israelites. On the day the Lord gave the
    Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: “Sun,
    stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun
    stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,
    as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky
    and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it
    before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the
    Lord was fighting for Israel!
    2 Chr 7:14 (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will humble
    themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then
    I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
  3. Watch the short message by Gerhard Dalton
  4. Discussion: The Prayer of Declaration
    Prayer is always a dialogue. The Bible is full of declarations. These declarations
    come from the Father; they are already spoken by Him and given to us. Sometimes
    our prayer needs to be a prayer of declaration, speaking God’s words back to Him.
    1) What do you need to declare over your connect group and its members?
    2) What do you need to declare over your community and its inhabitants?
    Worship –
    Spend time in God’s presence through Praise and Worship. 
    Works for this week
    1) Read 2 Chr 7:14 and Jos 10:12-13 every day this week.
    2) Remember the prayer that Joshua prayed.
    3) Pray a prayer of declaration over your life and your family.
    4) Talk to God about your life.