LIFe with God: October 28, 2013

Posted on October 28, 2013

Scripture

2 John

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Observation

Why does John stress truth so much in this letter? How are we to treat false teachers?

Application

Do I stand firmly for God’s truth? Am I on my guard against false teachers?

Prayer

Dear Father, Give me a heart that loves in truth, because of the truth that resides in me and will be with me forever. May grace, mercy, and peace be with me from You, Father, and from Jesus Christ Your Son, in truth and love. May I rejoice greatly when I find people living according to the truth, just as You commanded us, and may we love one another. (Now this is love: that we walk according to Your commandments.) Give me wisdom and discernment to recognize the many deceivers in the world, people who do not confess Jesus as Christ coming in the flesh. Such a person is the deceiver and the antichrist! Help me to watch out, so that I do not lose the things I have worked for, but receive a full reward. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not remain in the teaching of Christ does not have God. The one who remains in this teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to me and does not bring this teaching, remind me not to receive him into my house or give him any greeting, because the person who gives him a greeting shares in his evil deeds. I ask that I would fellowship with You and with Your children so that our joy may be complete. In Jesus’ name, 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:

  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Brandon & Lindsey Dockins (Gianna)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for Media Industries (TV/Movies, Radio/Music, Print/Internet)

  • Godly themes/influences
  • Christian workers at all levels sensitive to God’s leading
  • Salvation for influential media leaders
  • Courage to share God’s message
  • Financial rewards for wholesome media

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.” – Revelation 22:16 (HCSB)

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