LIFe with God: August 8, 2012

Posted on August 8, 2012

Scripture

Romans 9

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Does the fact that most Jewish people do not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah mean that God’s word has failed? Who are the true descendants of the promise? How is it that Gentiles, who did not follow the law, have obtained righteousness, but much of the people of Israel, who had the law, have not (30-32)?

Application

Do I have Paul’s heart–that the Jewish people would turn to Jesus? Do I rest in God’s grace through saving faith, apart from any “works” I do, to justify me before God

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You so much that although I could never keep Your law, You give me Your righteousness through faith. I pray for the Jewish people, that they would not stumble over Jesus, but that they would recognize that obtaining righteousness before You is impossible for humans; it does not come by works, but by faith, and that the one who believes in Him will not be put to shame. In the name of 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:

  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • 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 orphans and children in foster care…

  • that they would come to know the adoptive Father-heart of God
  • that they would be positively influenced by Christian workers
  • that God would bring Christian friends alongside them
  • that they would come to salvation
  • that they would be adopted by godly parents

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His. – 2 Chronicles 16:9a (HCSB)

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