LIFe with God: December 3, 2013

Posted on December 3, 2013

Scripture

Luke 20:1-26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Vineyard? What did Jesus teach about paying taxes?

Application

Have I accepted or rejected the Cornerstone? Do I “give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s”?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You for sending Your beloved Son, even after all Your servants were ignored and killed. Thank You for His death that paid the price for the sins of all who receive him, and thank You for giving people from every nation an opportunity to have a portion of Your vineyard. May I live in a way that honors You, giving to earthly kingdoms what belongs to them, and to You what belongs to You. 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 area pastors and their families:

  • Encouragement
  • Faithfulness in the Lord’s work
  • Finances
  • Marriage/family relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Deep friendships and support from other Christian leaders

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. – Colossians 1:27 (HCSB)

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