LIFe with God: March 25, 2020

Posted on March 25, 2020

Scripture

1 Kings 21

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What sin(s) did Ahab and Jezebel commit in verses 1-16? What punishment did God declare on them (17-24)? What did Ahab do right, and how did God respond (27-29)?

Application

Do I sometimes go to great lengths to satisfy my sinful desires? Do I sulk and become resentful and angry when I don’t get my way? Do I manipulate people and situations to get what I want? Do I humble myself and repent when confronted with my sin?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Help me not to become so obsessed and covetous about material possessions and sinful desires that I will almost stop at nothing to get what I want. When You choose not to let me have my way, help me to realize that You know what is best and You love me, and strengthen me to respond in joy rather than with sulking, anger, and resentment. When I realize I have sinned, remind me that this, too, is covered by the blood of Christ, and help me to respond by coming before You in humility and repentance. 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)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Fred Leonard

Ministry:

  • Operation Christmas Child

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

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #12: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?

Children’s Answer: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone.

Adult’s Answer: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

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