LIFe with God: February 23-24, 2013

Posted on February 23, 2013

Scripture

Titus 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was the reason Paul wrote this letter (1)? What instruction does Paul give to Titus regarding church leadership(5-9)? How are we to deal with people who attempt to teach the church doctrine that contradicts the Bible (9-13)?

Application

Do I build up my faith and knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness by remaining in God’s word? Do my church leaders have the qualifications listed in this chapter? If not, have I addressed this? Do I oppose and refute those who contradict sound doctrine?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father in Heaven, I thank You for Your Word, which has the power to build my faith and train me in godliness! May I take full advantage of that! May my church stay true to Your Word and appoint leaders who fulfill the biblical qualifications required. If my church ever strays from that path, strengthen me to address it, and if the leaders are unwilling to repent, strengthen me to leave and find a church that follows the authority of Your revealed truth. Help me to grow in the knowledge of Your Word so that I can oppose and refute those who contradict it, and so help to keep not only myself but my church from falling prey to false teachers. I ask this 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)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)
  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Ross & Christy Stoltey (Spencer, Garrett, Conner, Katie, Grace)
  • James Williams
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for Ontario…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Amy Brueggemann
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton
  • Mike Daniels

Ministry:

  • Provenance

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Rural towns in Treasure Valley – Emmett, Greenleaf, Homedale, Marsing, Middleton, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Wilder, Weiser, etc…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13 (HCSB)

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