LIFe with God: September 7, 2012

Posted on September 7, 2012

Scripture

2 John

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Observation

Why does John stress truth so much in this letter? How are we to treat false teachers?

Application

Do I stand firmly for God’s truth? Am I on my guard against false teachers?

Prayer

Dear Father, Give me a heart that loves in truth, because of the truth that resides in me and will be with me forever. May grace, mercy, and peace be with me from You, Father, and from Jesus Christ Your Son, in truth and love. May I rejoice greatly when I find people living according to the truth, just as You commanded us, and may we love one another. (Now this is love: that we walk according to Your commandments.) Give me wisdom and discernment to recognize the many deceivers in the world, people who do not confess Jesus as Christ coming in the flesh. Such a person is the deceiver and the antichrist! Help me to watch out, so that I do not lose the things I have worked for, but receive a full reward. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not remain in the teaching of Christ does not have God. The one who remains in this teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to me and does not bring this teaching, remind me not to receive him into my house or give him any greeting, because the person who gives him a greeting shares in his evil deeds. I ask that I would fellowship with You and with Your children so that our joy may be complete. 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 single adults…

  • To embrace Christ as their best friend and lover of their souls
  • To more fully grasp the family heart of God
  • That God will bring them Godly friends to care for and support them
  • That God will give them a peace and drive away lonliness
  • That God will provide them with meaningful work & ministry in which to use their gifts

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace – Ephesians 1:7 (HCSB)

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