LIFe with God: October 26-27, 2013

Posted on October 26, 2013

Scripture

1 John 5:1-12

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Observation

How does one “conquer the world”? What is the only “litmus test” for eternal life?

Application

Do I walk in the light, following God’s commands and loving His people? Do I truly believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the only source of eternal life?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, I believe that Jesus is the Christ and therefore that I have been fathered by You. Let my life show that I love You, Father, and that I love Your children. By this I will know that I love the children of God: whenever I love You and obey Your commandments. For Your commandments do not weigh me down, because everyone who has been fathered by You conquers the world. This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: my faith. Now who is the person who has conquered the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? I believe Jesus Christ is the one who came by water and blood — not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify, the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement. If we accept the testimony of men, Your testimony is greater, because this is the testimony You have testified concerning Your Son. (The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe You calls You a liar, because he has not believed in Your testimony concerning Your Son.) And this is the testimony: You have given me eternal life, and this life is in Your Son. The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life. Thank You for giving me eternal life! 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 Outreach Ministries

  • God’s creative provision
  • For sound financial management and strategies
  • Salvation and spiritual growth for those to whom they minister
  • God’s anointing and leading for projects and programs
  • Volunteers and workers

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 business professionals providing goods and services

  • God to be glorified by excellent work
  • Ministry to occur in the workplace
  • Godly employers and employees
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Sound financial strategies
  • Strong, God-honoring relationships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
God–His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is a rock? Only our God. – 2 Samuel 22:31-32 (HCSB)

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