LIFe with God: December 28-29, 2013

Posted on December 28, 2013

Scripture

Luke Luke 2:39-52

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What do we learn about Jesus from verses 51-52?

Application

Do I sometimes think that I have attained full Christian maturity? If Jesus had to grow in wisdom and be obedient, how much more do I?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for Your Son, who had to grow and learn while on this earth, and who obeyed those You placed in authority over Him. If Jesus had to do that, I certainly need to infinitely more! Help me to be humble and to understand my need for growth and obedience. 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)

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 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

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 Teachers & Administrators & School Boards

  • Godly curriculum
  • God’s wisdom in teaching and leading
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Ability to inspire a love of truth and learning

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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