LIFe with God: January 31, 2013

Posted on January 31, 2013

Scripture

1 Timothy 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How are we to treat people of different ages and genders in the church? How are we to treat the church’s leaders?

Application

Do I follow the scriptural mandate in how I relate to the family of God and its spiritual leaders?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Father God, Help me to remember that my church family is YOUR family, and help me to treat them as such. May I treat an older man like a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters. May our church step up and support widows who are genuinely widows, who do not have families to help them, are at least 60 and married only once, and who are known for good works. May our elders be respected, and may we never entertain an accusation against any of them unless it is corroborated by two or three witnesses. May our church not tolerate sin, and so may we bring glory to 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:

  • 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 teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
instruct certain people not to teach different doctrine or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith. – 1 Timothy 1:3b-4 (HCSB)

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