LIFe with God: July 18, 2013

Posted on July 18, 2013

Scripture

Hebrews 4:14-5:10

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Observation

What is the significance of Jesus the Messiah also being our high priest? How can we now approach God’s throne?

Application

Am I grateful to Christ for being not only my Savior, but also my high priest, who intercedes for me with the Father? Do I take advantage of my privilege to go boldly before the Father’s throne?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Jesus, Thank You for being my great high priest who has passed through the heavens. Let me hold fast to the confession of faith in You. For You are not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with my weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as I am,  yet without sin. Therefore I can now approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that I may receive mercy and find grace to help me at the proper time. For every human high priest taken from men was appointed in service to God for the people, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins, and to deal gently with those who were ignorant and going astray, since he himself was also subject to weakness. Because of this, he had to make a sin offering for himself as well as for the people. This person was called by God, just as Aaron was.  In the same way, Jesus,  You did not exalt Yourself to become a high priest, but the Father who said to You, “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,” also said in another passage, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” During Your earthly life, You offered prayers and appeals, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save You from death, and You were heard because of Your reverence. Though a Son, You learned obedience through what You suffered. And because You obeyed perfectly, You became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey You, and You were declared by God a high priest “in the order of Melchizedek.” Thank You, Lord Jesus! 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:

  • 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 Kuna…

  • 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:
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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