LIFe with God: September 15

Posted on September 15, 2010

Scripture

Romans 7:1-12

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Is the Law “bad” or null and void? For what three reasons have we “died” to the Law (verse 4)?

Application

Before we were saved our basic nature was to sin. What does our new nature in Christ allow us to do when we are tempted? How can I grow daily in my struggles with temptation?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father in Heaven, I thank You that, though I could never fulfill the Law but only see how sinful I am and how far I fall short through it, Jesus fulfilled the Law on my behalf. I thank You that through His death, I am also dead to the consuming guilt and shame the Law brings me. I thank You that I am a new person in Christ, and now, although I sin from time to time because I reside in this fallen body, by Your Spirit I can choose NOT to sin. I do not have to strive to fulfill every requirement of the Law in my own power in order to be accepted by You–Christ has done that for me. The Law showed me my sin and my need for a Savior. So then, the Law is holy, righteous and good. And because of the blood of Christ–and nothing else–so am I! Thank You, LORD! 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:

  • Scott & Kristi Guinn
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Patrick Hall
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover

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 County leaders…

  • Assessor, Coroner, Treasurer, Clerks, Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Sheriffs
  • that they would make sound financial decisions
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. – John 7:17

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