LIFe with God: March 14, 2013

Posted on March 14, 2013

Scripture

Matthew 9:1-17

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus do when He saw the faith of the paralytic and his friends (2)? Why did Jesus physically heal the paralytic (6)? What was His response when criticized for eating with sinners? Why didn’t His disciples fast?

Application

Am I more concerned that Jesus heal my physical infirmities than I am with the fact that He has forgiven my sins? While we are called not to live like unbelievers, do I reach out to them with the life-changing gospel?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Father God, I thank You and praise You for the times when You have healed me physically, but I am infinitely more grateful that You have forgiven my sins by the blood of Christ, and that in eternity I’ll have a new body that will never need healing! Help me to live for You and to extend the hope of the gospel to this lost and dying world. 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)

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 our state leaders…

  • Governor & his advisers
  • Judges
  • state senators and representatives
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak. – 1 Corinthians 8:9 (HCSB)

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