LIFe with God: June 12

Posted on June 12, 2012

Scripture

Colossians 2

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What warning does Paul give (8)? What should be our response to those who try to put us back under the law with regulations about rituals, dietary regulations, specific days of worship, etc (14-17, 20-23)?

Application

Do I fall sway to philosophies that are not of Christ? Do I mix law with grace, requiring myself and/or others to follow man-made or Old Testament regulations that were nailed to the cross of Christ?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
LORD God, Keep me from falling victim or being persuaded to accept philosophies that are not of Christ. Thank You that Jesus took my sin debt and the obligations of the law and nailed them to the cross! Keep me from trying to mix the law in with Your grace, and keep me from imposing that on others. I praise 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:

  • Brandon & Lindsey Dockins
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, 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 the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

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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