LIFe with God: April 27

Posted on April 27, 2012

Scripture

Acts 15

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Observation

What was the controversy the apostles debated? What was their decision? What sparked the heated debate between Paul and Barnabas? What was the result?

Application

Do I place conditions on people that God doesn’t place on them? How do I resolve disagreements with fellow believers?

Prayer

Dear Father, Thank You for the saving power of Jesus Christ! Keep me from adding to Your grace by putting additional conditions on people that You do not require. I pray that when I have disagreements with other believers that Your Spirit will give me grace and insight in how to to resolve them, and if resolution is not possible, that we would be able to bless each other before going our separate ways. 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.

  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for business professionals providing goods and services

  • God to be glorified by excellent work
  • Ministry to occur in the workplace
  • Godly employers and employees
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Sound financial strategies
  • Strong, God-honoring relationships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. – Colossians 1:13-14 (HCSB)

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