LIFe with God: August 24-25, 2013

Posted on August 24, 2013

Scripture

Mark 12:13-44

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus teach regarding taxes? When asked about the greatest commandment, what was His response? What did He teach about giving to the Lord’s work?

Application

Do I give to the government what I should, and to God what I should? Do I love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength? Do I love my neighbor as myself?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for all that You give me. I ask that You would grow in me a heart that cheerfully gives the taxes I owe to the government, and cheerfully gives regularly whatever You lay on my heart to You and Your people. I ask that You would make me a person that loves You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and that loves my neighbor as myself. I thank You that You are the God of resurrection power, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; You are not the God of the dead but of the living. In Jesus’ 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)

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: Rural towns in Treasure Valley – Emmett, Greenleaf, Homedale, Marsing, Middleton, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Wilder, Weiser, etc…

  • 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

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 Public Service Professionals (Firefighters, law enforcement, and medical personnel)…

  • Strength to serve well
  • Safety/health
  • Salvation for lost & ministry opportunities for saved
  • Strong family/marriage relationships
  • Strong, God-honoring friendships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. – Isaiah 5:20 (HCSB)

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