LIFe with God: June 4-5

Posted on June 4, 2011

Scripture

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is God’s will for the believer (verse 3-6)? Who are we rejecting if we reject this teaching?

Application

Do I live in holiness and sexual purity? Am I rejecting the Holy Spirit?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Help me to grow in Christ and live in a way that pleases You more and more. Strengthen me to follow Your will: to become holy, to keep away from sexual immorality, to possess my own body in holiness and honor and not in lustful passion like those who do not know You. May I never violate or take advantage of fellow believers in this regard, for I know that You are the avenger in all these cases, and You did not call me to impurity, but to holiness. I do not reject this teaching, for that would not be rejecting human teaching but rejecting You, the One who gave the Holy Spirit to me. Help me to love Your people more and more, to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to my own business, and to work with my own hands, as Your Word commands, that I may live a decent life before outsiders and not be in need. In Jesus’ 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)

SATURDAY
Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin)
  • Jeannie Williams
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)
  • Janeth & Moy

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 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

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski
  • Debbie & Amy Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton

Missionary:

  • Lito Dictican, Port of Tacoma

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Treasure Valley Churches – For elders, deacons, workers (volunteer and paid), and their families

  • Encouragement
  • Marriages/families
  • Finances
  • Work/life balance
  • Relationships, good friendships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops – Proverbs 3:9

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