LIFe with God

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly – Colossians 3:16 (NET)

In order for the Word to dwell richly in us, we need to do more than just listen to a sermon on Sunday morning or on the radio once in a while. Daily time alone in the Word is essential to grow in Christ and be an effective disciple for Him. And for believers to live in unity and to minister together effectively, they need to be in prayer for each other throughout the week.

To that end, we offer “LIFe with God” (LIFe = Living In Fellowship), a daily devotional published by Pastor Scott F. Guinn. Each installment includes a Scripture reading (taking us through the entire Bible in three years) along with observation and application questions, and a guided prayer time that helps us to us to pray for every person in our church and every missionary/ministry we support each week.

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LIFe with God: April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Scripture

Daniel 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

In spite of the grievous situation of being conquered and deported, how did Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah demonstrate their faithfulness to God? How did God demonstrate His faithfulness to them?

Application

Do I continue to follow and serve God faithfully even when the situation is dark and things don’t go my way? Do I give God the honor and praise for His faithfulness to me? Do I give Him the credit for any good thing that happens to me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for the godly example of faithfulness set by Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. But thank You even more for Your faithfulness to them, and to all Your people through the ages, including me. Help me to trust You and remain true to You even in the darkest times when I don’t understand what You are doing, and help me to remember that any good thing I have is a gift from You, and any good things I have learned, I was ultimately taught by You. Thank You for Your great generosity and faithful love! 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:

  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Dan & Jenn Loeschke
  • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
  • Cody Morgan
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan

Ministry:

  • Christian Pro-Life Ministries in Idaho (Idaho Chooses Life, Stanton Health Care, etc)

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for business professionals providing goods and services

  • God to be glorified by excellent work
  • Ministry to occur in the workplace
  • Godly employers and employees
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Sound financial strategies
  • Strong, God-honoring relationships

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #16: What is sin?

Children’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, not being or doing what He requires in His law.

Adult’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to Him, not being or doing what He requires in His law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

Memory Verse

1 John 3:4 (HCSB)

Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.

LIFe with God: April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

Scripture

Galatians 6

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How do verses 1-2 instruct us to help keep each other in step with the Spirit? What is the main point in Paul’s instruction on living the Spirit-filled life (verses 7-10)?

Application

How do I react when someone sins–especially against me? Do I harbor bitterness and resentment, or do I try to gently restore that person and help to carry his/her burden? Where in my life do I need to be more careful to “sow” to please the Spirit instead of my sinful nature?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord, Keep me from a bitter and unforgiving and arrogant heart. If a brother or sister is caught in a sin, help me to be spiritually mature and gently restore that person. May I ever watch myself, so that I do not think I am above falling into sin as well. Give me a heart that desires to carry my fellow believers’ burdens, so fulfilling the law of Christ. Help me to be willing to carry my own load, as well, so that I do not become spiritually lazy. Father, keep me from becoming deceived, and help me to remember that I will reap what I sow. Therefore, may I sow to please Your Spirit, and not my sinful nature. I thank You that all true believers in Christ die to the sinful nature, which reaps destruction, and sow to please the Spirit, reaping eternal life. Help me never to become weary in doing good, for I believe Your promise that, if I do not give up, at the proper time I will reap a great harvest. Therefore, as I have opportunity, may I do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers. May I never boast except in the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ, and may His grace be with my spirit. I ask this in His 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:

  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Bob Hoover
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Andy Lanning

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 Outreach Ministries

  • God’s creative provision
  • For sound financial management and strategies
  • Salvation and spiritual growth for those to whom they minister
  • God’s anointing and leading for projects and programs
  • Volunteers and workers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials
  • Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #16: What is sin?

    Children’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, not being or doing what He requires in His law.

    Adult’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to Him, not being or doing what He requires in His law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

    Memory Verse

    1 John 3:4 (HCSB)

    Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.

    LIFe with God: April 24, 2018

    April 24, 2018

    Scripture

    Galatians 5

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    What is meant by the quote “A little yeast leavens the whole lump of dough”? If we have been made alive by the Spirit, why do we still struggle with sin? Is Paul condemning everyone who ever commits a sin, or those who revel in a sinful lifestyle? How can we tell when we are walking in the Spirit–what is the “fruit” produced from such a lifestyle?

    Application

    How can I live out my freedom in Christ and still please Him with sacrificial obedience? Have I allowed “a little yeast” to creep into my life? How should I respond to someone who claims his freedom in Christ allows him to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants, wherever he wants(verse 13)? What sinful things are dead and buried in my life, and which are alive and well? What spiritual fruit do I see God blossoming in my life?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Dear Father in Heaven, It is for freedom that Christ has set me free; therefore, empower me to stand firm in that freedom and not allow myself to become burdened again by a yolk of slavery. May I never try to earn a right standing with You through rituals or regulations. Rather, help me to rest in the knowledge that Jesus has made me right with You for eternity. May that faith constantly remain, expressing itself in love. Help me to continue to run a good race, without allowing the “yeast” of any false doctrine or philosophy to infiltrate my life, until You call me home or Christ returns. May I never use my freedom to indulge my sinful nature; rather, help me to serve You and Your children in love. Help me to fulfill Your entire law by loving my neighbors as myself. May I not bite and devour them, so that we won’t be destroyed by each other. Instead, help me to live by the Spirit and so not gratify the desires of the sinful nature, for it desires what is contrary to the Spirit. My flesh and Your Spirit are in conflict with each other, and so sometimes I don’t do what I want. The sinful nature reveals itself obviously, via behaviors and attitudes like sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. Those who live like this will not inherit Your kingdom. But if I walk in Your Spirit, the results will be equally obvious: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things. I belong to Christ and have crucified my sinful nature with its evil passions and desires. Therefore, strengthen me, I pray, to live by the Spirit, keeping in step with Him. So do not let me become conceited, provoking and envying others. May I always live in freedom by living in Your love and Your Spirit. In the precious Name of Jesus, 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:

    • Gary Friend
    • Roger & Andrea Gabel; Tom
    • Steve & Gloria Gangwer
    • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)
    • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)

    Ministry:

    • J & G Simon, missionaries to Greece

    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: Rural towns in Treasure Valley – Emmett, Greenleaf, Homedale, Marsing, Middleton, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Wilder, Weiser, etc…

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #16: What is sin?

    Children’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, not being or doing what He requires in His law.

    Adult’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to Him, not being or doing what He requires in His law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

    Memory Verse

    1 John 3:4 (HCSB)

    Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.

    LIFe with God: April 23, 2018

    April 23, 2018

    Scripture

    Galatians 4

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    How does being in Christ affect the relationships, standing, and prestige among fellow believers? What is the difference between “observing special days, months, seasons, and years” (verse 10) and celebrating Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and anniversaries? How does the story of Hagar and Sarah correlate with the two covenants?

    Application

    How can I help build unity across social and cultural barriers in my sphere of influence? Do I celebrate my life in Christ and all He has done for me? Am I living like “a child of the free woman” or “a child of the slave woman”?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Father, Thank You for making me Your child through faith in Christ Jesus, and for baptizing me into Christ and clothing me with Him. And since You have done this to everyone who places faith in Him, give me spiritual eyes to see Christ in each believer, not being a respecter of persons regarding race, background, or social standing. Thank You for sending the Spirit of Your Son into my heart, the Spirit who calls out “Abba, Father.” I praise You because You delivered me from slavery to sin and the law, and made me Your child and Your heir. Because You have done this for me, please keep me from turning back to the weak and miserable principles of the world and becoming enslaved to them again. Help me to be on my guard against anyone who preaches anything that strays from Your truth. Keep me from becoming zealous for anything other than for Your will. Thank You for making me a child of promise. 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:

    • Mike Daniels
    • Theresa Daniels
    • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
    • Patti Doty
    • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
    • Gil & Lois Estes

    Missionaries:

    • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

    CLF:

    • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

    Community: Pray for Ontario…

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #16: What is sin?

    Children’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, not being or doing what He requires in His law.

    Adult’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to Him, not being or doing what He requires in His law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

    Memory Verse

    1 John 3:4 (HCSB)

    Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.

    LIFe with God: April 22, 2018

    April 22, 2018

    Scripture

    Galatians 3

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    How was Abraham considered righteous by God? Since the law does not set aside the promise, what is its purpose? What does this passage say in regard to our human differences?

    Application

    How did Jesus reconcile the problem that I cannot earn a right standing before God? How do I respond to that? Do I try to “perform” to earn God’s approval? Do I treat all believers with equality and unity as fellow believers in Christ?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Dear Father in Heaven, Let nothing bewitch me that would turn my eyes from Christ alone, and Him crucified. I received the Spirit not from the law but by believing when I heard the gospel. Help me now not to try to attain righteousness by my human efforts. May I always be like Abraham, who believed You and so was considered righteous, for all who rely on observing the law are under a curse. Clearly, no one is justified by observing the law, because You said the righteous will live by faith. I thank You that Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law by dying on the cross, in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to me through Him, so that by faith I might receive the promise of the Holy Spirit. May I always remember that while the law is just and good and not opposed to Your promises, it was not given to save me but to show me my need for a Savior, so that I might be justified by faith. Thank You for that immeasurable gift! Help me to set aside any fleshly prejudice and bigotry, and to accept all believers and Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit as co-heirs with Jesus. In His Name I pray, 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.

    • Dustin and Amy Barton
    • Debbie Brueggemann
    • Michelle Caldwell
    • Kathi Carr
    • Loran “Bud” Clark

    Ministry:

    • Compassion International

    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 Caldwell

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #16: What is sin?

    Children’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, not being or doing what He requires in His law.

    Adult’s Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to Him, not being or doing what He requires in His law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

    Memory Verse

    1 John 3:4 (HCSB)

    Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law.

    LIFe with God: April 21, 2018

    April 21, 2018

    Scripture

    Galatians 2

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    How are we to live? If we could earn righteousness, what did Christ die for?

    Application

    How does my life measure up to verses 19-20?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Lord God, Help me not revert to the old way of life as Peter did in today’s reading. And when I see a brother or sister doing so, help me to confront them as Paul did here. Thank You that we are not justified by observing the law (for no one has ever been made righteous by observing the law) but by faith in Jesus Christ. Help me to remember that I died to sin that I might live to You. Keep me ever mindful that I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me; the life I now live in the body I live by faith in Your Son who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside Your grace, for if I could gain righteousness through the law, than Christ died for nothing! Thank You for Your amazing grace! I pray these things 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.

    • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
    • Janet Sonnenberg
    • Dave & Debbie Spears
    • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
    • Sree & Irena 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 Nampa

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

    Children’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature of God, and the sinful nature of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior.

    Adult’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

    Memory Verse

    Romans 3:20 (HCSB)

    For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

    LIFe with God: April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Scripture

    Galatians 1

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    Why did Christ give Himself for our sins? What does Paul say should happen to anyone who preaches a false gospel?

    Application

    In what ways does my life show that I have been rescued from the present evil age? Do I tolerate false teaching in the name of political correctness or “being polite”?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    My Heavenly Father, Thank You for raising Jesus from the dead. Lord Jesus, I thank You that You gave Yourself for my sin to rescue me from the present evil age, according to the will of God the Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. May I never desert You. Father, keep me strong against all false versions of the Gospel. If anyone preaches a false gospel, let him be eternally condemned, for Your gospel is not something man made up. It came by revelation of Jesus Christ. May its eternal truth ever remain in my life. I ask this in the Name of Jesus, 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.

    • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)
    • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
    • Doug & Pam Patchin
    • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luc)
    • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)

    Ministry:

    • Boise Rescue Mission

    CLF:

    • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

    Community: Pray for Star and Eagle

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

    Children’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature of God, and the sinful nature of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior.

    Adult’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

    Memory Verse

    Romans 3:20 (HCSB)

    For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

    LIFe with God: April 19, 2018

    April 19, 2018

    Scripture

    Psalms 90-91

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    What attributes of God did Moses extol in this psalm? What things does he ask of God (90:12-17)? What comfort is found in Psalm 91, and in what ways is this psalm a prophecy of Jesus?

    Application

    Do I praise God for being a refuge for His people throughout history, and for His divine power? Do I ask Him for His blessing, protection and favor, and that His work will be seen by His people? Do I find my comfort, refuge, and fortress in God? Am I lovingly devoted to Him?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Dear Father, You have been our refuge in every generation. Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God. You return mankind to the dust, saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.” For in Your sight a thousand years are like yesterday that passes by, like a few hours of the night. Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Thank You for Your compassion on Your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with Your faithful love so that we may shout with joy and be glad all our days. Make us rejoice for as many days as You have humbled us, for as many years as we have seen adversity. Let Your work be seen by Your servants, and Your splendor by their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands–establish the work of our hands! Because of Christ, I am one who lives under the protection of the Most High and dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to You, LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” You are my Deliverer. You cover me and I will take refuge under Your wings. Your faithfulness will be a protective shield. I will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day. Teach me to be lovingly devoted to You. I thank You that because I am in Christ, You will one day exalt me with an eternal body and an eternal home with You for Your glory. 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:

    • Fred & Shirley Leonard
    • Dan & Jenn Loeschke
    • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
    • Cody Morgan
    • Kyle Morgan
    • Mark & Michelle Morgan

    Ministry:

    • Christian Pro-Life Ministries in Idaho (Idaho Chooses Life, Stanton Health Care, etc)

    CLF:

    • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

    Community: Pray for Meridian

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

    Children’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature of God, and the sinful nature of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior.

    Adult’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

    Memory Verse

    Romans 3:20 (HCSB)

    For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

    LIFe with God: April 18, 2018

    April 18, 2018

    Scripture

    Psalm 89

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    For what does the psalmist say he will sing forever? What specific examples does he give?

    Application

    Do I praise God for His faithful love, both in general and specifically?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Dear Father, I sing praise to You for Your faithful love! I praise You for the many times You have shown it to me personally and to Your people down through history. Help me to continually trust and rest in You, and to give You the glory. 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:

    • Deborah Halkola
    • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
    • Bob Hoover
    • Pat & Hannah Kelley
    • Andy Lanning

    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 Kuna…

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

    Children’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature of God, and the sinful nature of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior.

    Adult’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

    Memory Verse

    Romans 3:20 (HCSB)

    For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

    LIFe with God: April 17, 2018

    April 17, 2018

    Scripture

    Psalms 87-88

    Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

    Observation

    The New Testament tells us that all who are in Christ are the true Israel (Zion). In light of that, to whom do you think verses 5 and 6 of psalm 87 are referring? Even in the midst of dark times and feeling disconnected from God, what does the psalmist do (Psalm 88)?

    Application

    Have I been “born in Zion”? At the end of time, will God include me in His people? Do I continue to cry out to God, even when I feel like He isn’t listening? Am I honest with Him?

    Prayer

    Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
    Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You that You establish Your people and no one can “un-establish” them! Thank You that all who are in Christ are Yours forevermore! Help me to be honest with You, because You know everything about me and in me anyway. May I not let my feelings or circumstances dissuade me from continuing to come to You. In the Name of Jesus, 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:

    • Gary Friend
    • Roger & Andrea Gabel; Tom
    • Steve & Gloria Gangwer
    • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)
    • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)

    Ministry:

    • J & G Simon, missionaries to Greece

    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 Boise & Garden City…

    • That city leaders would submit to God
    • That people can find and keep gainful employment
    • For sound financial management by city officials
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials
    • Gowan Field Military Base

    Catechism

    PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

    Question #15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

    Children’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature of God, and the sinful nature of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior.

    Adult’s Answer: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

    Memory Verse

    Romans 3:20 (HCSB)

    For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.


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