LIFe with God: August 17-18, 2013

Posted on August 17, 2013

Scripture

Mark 8:14-38

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Observation

How many times did Jesus touch the blind man before he was completely healed? Why did Jesus rebuke Peter? What did Jesus say a prospective follower of His would have to do?

Application

Is there an area of my life where I need to ask Jesus to touch me again? Where is my mind set: on God’s interests or man’s? Do I deny myself and take up my cross to follow Jesus, or do I demand my own rights and desires?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for Jesus, the Savior who gives a second touch to the soul that needs it and humbly comes to Him. I ask that Jesus would work in my life where He sees fit until I become completely the person He wants me to be. Help me to set my mind on Your interests and not my own. Give me strength to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow Jesus. And please guard me from the infecting yeast of false teachers and legalists. In Jesus’ name I ask, 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.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Ross & Christy Stoltey (Spencer, Garrett, Conner, Katie, Grace)
  • Brandi Taylor
  • Sree Yalamanchili
  • 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 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

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: 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:
he steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

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