LIFe with God: July 17, 2013

Posted on July 17, 2013

Scripture

Hebrews 4:1-13

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why is simply hearing a message from God not enough? Why is God’s Word likened to a sword?

Application

Do I simply hear the Word of God, or do I receive it in faith? Is there evidence that the Word is living and effective in my life?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Help me to be careful not to allow Your Word to simply go in one ear and out the other; may I always combine it with faith. Thank You that because I believe the Good News of Jesus Christ, I will enter Your rest. Keep me from hardening my heart to You, but let Your living and effective Word permeate my life, and grant that I would respond to it in faith and obedience. In Christ’s name I pray,  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:

  • Robin & Florence Henderson
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Darrell & Fralina Leatham

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for Boise & Garden City…

  • 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
  • Gowan Field Military Base

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its desires. And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness. For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:11-14 (HCSB)

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