LIFe with God: May 20, 2013

Posted on May 20, 2013

Scripture

Acts 23

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

In what way and for what reason does Paul show his respect for the Jewish law? Why does he shift the topic from The Law to the resurrection of the dead? How does the Roman commander thwart the plot to have Paul killed?

Application

Do I share Paul’s respect for the Old Testament? Why or why not? Is the power of the Resurrection of Christ and the hope of the resurrection of His saints a force at work in my daily life? Why or why not? Do I actively intervene on behalf of those who are being treated unfairly and unjustly?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father in Heaven, I ask that You will encourage and strengthen me to fulfill my duty to You in all good conscience. Help me to honor and respect the whole of Your Word. I pray that Your resurrection power would be of prime importance in every aspect of my life. Help me to take courage and testify about You wherever You call me to do so. I pray that You will thwart the plans of Satan and of evil men who desire to quash the Gospel and keep it from being preached. 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:

  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Brandon & Lindsey Dockins
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for Caldwell

  • 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:
I pray that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us for the glory of Christ. – Philemon 6 (HCSB)

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