LIFe with God: January 13

Posted on January 13, 2011

Scripture

Hebrews 9:15-28

Read or listen to today’s passage at Bible Gateway:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%209:15-28&version=HCSB

Observation

Why did Jesus appear the first time? Why will he appear the second time?

Application

Am I ready for Jesus’ second appearance?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Lord Jesus, thank You for being the mediator of a new covenant, so that we who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Thank You for offering Your blood to pay sin’s penalty and inaugurate the New Covenant, because without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. You did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands but into heaven itself, that You might now appear in the presence of God for us. You did not need to offer Yourself many times, but appeared one time for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Yourself. And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment — so You, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to us who are waiting for You. Thank You, Jesus! 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:

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For Jesus to once again be Lord and King over our nation
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NET)

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