LIFe with God: January 31

Posted on January 31, 2012

Scripture

Luke 23

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

In view of Luke 20:22-25, how much credence do the first two accusations in verse 2 have? Spend some time contemplating the death of Christ as recorded in today’s passage.

Application

Have I been guilty of making false accusations against someone? Do I truly appreciate the great sacrifice Jesus made for me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I am amazed that on the basis of the false accusations of unjust men, Jesus was given the death sentence. I am even more amazed that He allowed Himself to be tortured, humiliated, and murdered, and that in the midst of it all, He asked You to forgive the very people doing these heinous things to Him. And still more amazing to me is the fact that He did this to save me. Truly, this man was and is the Son of God, and truly, Your grace really is amazing! 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:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan, Sophia)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

Community: Pray for teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. – 1 John 4:4 (HCSB)

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