LIFe with God: August 31 – September 1, 2013

Posted on August 31, 2013

Scripture

Mark 15:21-47

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the significance of the temple curtain being torn in two from top to bottom? What was the centurion’s response at seeing how Jesus died? Why did Joseph ask for Jesus’ body?

Application

Do I take advantage of the access to God that has been granted me by Christ’s sacrifice? Do I sincerely say in awe, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”? Do I have the boldness that comes from looking forward to the kingdom of God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for the atoning sacrificial death of Jesus. May I never take it for granted. Thank You for tearing the curtain covering the entrance to the holy of holies from top to bottom, signifying the open access to Yourself that You have given all who are in Christ. Help me never to take that for granted, either. May I always retain the awe of the centurion at the crucifixion, that truly Jesus is Your Son. Help me to keep my spiritual eyes fixed on Your kingdom, and give me the boldness for You that comes from that perspective. 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: Pray for teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

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 Unity in the Body of Christ…

  • that we would be united in our love for Jesus and each other
  • that we would encourage and support each other
  • that we would focus on Biblical principles in every arena of our lives
  • that we would have a spirit of cooperation in outreach

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. – Romans 1:16 (HCSB)

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