LIFe with God: January 3, 2013

Posted on January 3, 2013

Scripture

1 Corinthians 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does Paul have to say about setting Christian leaders on a pedestal? What does he teach regarding the works of the redeemed?

Application

Do I bicker and divide over which godly leaders are best? Do I live my life such that my works will survive the fire and I will receive a reward?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Father God, Keep me from setting the messenger above the message. May I never align myself with any leader or teacher over and above Jesus Christ. May my works survive the fire of judgment! 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:

  • Darrell & Fralina Leatham
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Tris & Chris Miller
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael & Jenn Morgan

Ministry:

  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for area pastors and their families:

  • Encouragement
  • Faithfulness in the Lord’s work
  • Finances
  • Marriage/family relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Deep friendships and support from other Christian leaders

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
God has chosen the world’s foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world’s weak things to shame the strong. – 1 Corinthians 1:27 (HCSB)

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