LIFe with God: December 10, 2013

Posted on December 10, 2013

Scripture

Luke 24

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did the angels at the tomb say to the women? What and how did Jesus teach the disciples on the Road to Emmaus? How did they describe this encounter (verse 32)?

Application

Do I find myself “looking for the living among the dead”? Do I study Scripture (both Old and New Testaments) understanding that ALL the Scriptures concern Jesus? Is my heart ablaze when I study the Scriptures in light of the death and resurrection of the God-man, Jesus Christ?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You that though Jesus truly died, death could not hold Him! I praise You as the God of mighty resurrection power, with authority and victory over death! Keep me from worrying about my physical death or from doubting Your resurrection power in Christ for myself and all who believe on Him. I ask that as I study Your Word, You would show me how every book of the Bible points to Jesus, and that You would set my heart ablaze within me! 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:

  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

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:
Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call to Him. – Psalm 4:3 (HCSB)

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