LIFe with God: November 9-10, 2013

Posted on November 9, 2013

Scripture

Luke 7:11-50

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Observation

What was the result of Jesus bringing the dead son back to life (16)? What did Jesus say when John’s disciples asked Him if He was the Messiah (22)? How did Jesus’ reaction to the sinful woman differ from the Pharisee’s reaction?

Application

Do I have a healthy fear of the power of God (see Proverbs 9:10)? Do I believe in the signs that Jesus performed and in Him as the God-man and Savior of the world? How do I respond to sinners–like Jesus or like the Pharisee?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Jesus, Thank You for Your awesome power over all things, including death! I confess that sometimes I take You for granted and treat my salvation flippantly. Remind me that You are awesomely powerful, and that I should be careful to maintain a healthy fear of that power and of the Triune God! I declare that I believe in the mighty miracles You performed, and I recognize them as signs that You are God and the Messiah and Savior. I trust in You alone and Your finished work on the cross as the sole basis of my salvation, and in Your resurrection power as the sole hope for my own resurrection and eternal life. Never let me forget that, while You have made me perfect for eternity, I am a sinner who would be forever lost without You. And so let me treat other sinners as You did: fallen people, but people You value highly and love dearly; people for whom You came to earth and died to save. I praise You and I thank You, Jesus, for saving me! 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 marriages in our community…

  • that Christ-like love would be exhibited
  • for good communication between spouses
  • for unity in finances
  • salvation for non-believing spouses
  • that they would balance work and home life
  • that Godly friends and mentors would come alongside them.

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 the elderly…

  • That they will be treated respectfully
  • That they will not dwell on mistakes and regret
  • That God will provide for their health and finances
  • That God will protect them from those who would try to harm them
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Any broken family relationships restored before they pass on

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
But based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell. Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish. – 2 Peter 3:13-14 (HCSB)

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