LIFe with God: December 1

Posted on December 1, 2010

Scripture

Luke 1:1-38

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why did Luke write this book, and who were his sources? How does Mary’s reaction to Gabriel differ from Zechariah’s?

Application

Do I have confidence that the Bible is the true and accurate Word of God? How do I respond when God speaks to me through it–more like Mary, or more like Zechariah?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, It is with great joy and awe that I read this passage revealing that Your prophecies regarding Christ were beginning to be fulfilled. I glorify and praise You that You always knew just the right time to send Christ, as well as John, who would prepare the way for Him. I ask that when I receive a message from Your Word that I would respond in faith as Mary did, rather than with skepticism like Zechariah did. Thank You for the indescribably great gift of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world. I thank You, Father, that nothing is impossible with You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!
One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Scott & Kristi Guinn
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Patrick Hall
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for Unity in the Body of Christ…

  • that we would be united in our love for Jesus and each other
  • that we would encourage and support each other
  • that we would focus on Biblical principles in every arena of our lives
  • that we would have a spirit of cooperation in outreach
  • that Satan’s divisive strategies would be confounded

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. – James 1:22

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