LIFe with God: December 31

Posted on December 31, 2010

Scripture

Luke 24

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Observation

What is the significance of the angel’s question and statement to the women at the tomb? In what way does “peace to you” encapsulate the whole Gospel?

Application

Spend some time praising God for the resurrection of Christ, and analyzing how you can better walk in His resurrection power.

Prayer

God, I praise and glorify You for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord! I thank You that He took the time to appear to the disciples and prove that He was alive and well. I thank You that He continued to teach them, right up until His ascension, and that Your Holy Spirit continues to teach all believers until His return. Even as the Gospel of Luke began with a proclamation by Your angel that peace between You and mankind had arrived at the first Christmas, I thank You for the consummation of that proclamation by Jesus as He spoke peace to His disciples before ascending into heaven. I thank You that because of Jesus and His amazing sacrifice and resurrection power, all who believe on Him are justified and have peace with You! 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.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

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 teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. – 2 Timothy 2:15 (NET)

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