LIFe with God: December 25, 2013

Posted on December 25, 2013

Scripture

Luke 2:8-20

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Observation

What was did the angels do after giving God’s message to the Shepherds? How did the shepherds respond to this message (15-16)? What did they do after seeing the message fulfilled (17, 20)?

Application

Do I rejoice in being chosen as a messenger of the Word of God? Do I respond in obedience to His word? Do I rejoice and tell others what God has done, and how He always keeps His promises?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for the “gladsome tidings” brought by Your angel on that first Christmas night! May I, like Your angels rejoice and praise you, not only for the magnificent and joyous gift of your son, but also for the privilege of being able to relay the Good News! May I, like the shepherds, respond in obedience to what your word says, and testify to its truthfulness and accuracy, glorifying and praising You as the One True God who always fulfills His promises! Thank You for the Savior, and thank You for saving 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:

  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Darrell & Fralina Leatham

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for Public Service Professionals (Firefighters, law enforcement, and medical personnel)…

  • Strength to serve well
  • Safety/health
  • Salvation for lost & ministry opportunities for saved
  • Strong family/marriage relationships
  • Strong, God-honoring friendships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. – 1 John 4:9 (HCSB)

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