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 composed and published by our 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 pray for every person in our church and every missionary/ministry we support each week.

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LIFe with God: August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

Scripture

Proverbs 26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does this chapter teach regarding the danger of ill-chosen words? What about the dangers of acting rashly?

Application

Do I control my tongue and my actions, or do I speak and act rashly and carelessly?

Prayer

Dear Lord, Teach me to guard my tongue and to consider Your will before speaking or acting. 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:

  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Martin & Patricia Regueiro
  • Daryl & Joyce Roech & family
  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie
  • Ross Stoltey

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 our state leaders…

    • Governor & his advisers
    • Judges
    • state senators and representatives
    • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
    • that they would submit themselves to God

    Catechism

    PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

    Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

    Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

    Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

    Memory Verse

    1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

    You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

LIFe with God: August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Scripture

Psalms 58-59

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What charge does David bring against the powerful and those in authority (58:2)? What will happen to them (58:7-9)? How will the righteous respond (58:10-11)? What did David do when Saul’s agents were out to kill him (59:1-15)? What did he affirm (59:16-17)?

Application

Do I trust that God is working everything out for His ultimate purpose, even when the wicked are in positions of power and authority? Do I believe that God will bring them to justice? Do I believe that God is the ultimate judge who will reward those who follow Him? Do I leave things in God’s hands and trust in Him to be my protection? Even in the dark times, do I praise Him and proclaim His faithful love?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Lord, Keep me from doubting You and living in fear of wicked people in power and authority. I pray that those who oppress Your people and practice injustice and violence against the innocent would repent and come to You, but if they don’t, help me to trust that You are the ultimate power and authority, and You WILL bring them to justice, and You WILL reward the righteous. Help me to trust You to protect me from my enemies, and keep me from taking vengeance myself. Now and for the rest of my life, whether circumstances are pleasant or bleak, may I always sing of Your strength and joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble. To You, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold–my faithful God. I pray this in my Savior’s 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:

  • Dakota “Koty” & Kayla Molner
  • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
  • Cody Morgan
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan
  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)

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 our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Memory Verse

1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

LIFe with God: August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Scripture

Psalms 56-57

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did David do when he was afraid (56)? What is David’s attitude toward God (57:7)? What does he say he will do (57:9)? Why (57:10)?

Application

Do I trust in God when I am afraid? Am I confident in God? Do I give Him praise for His faithfulness and glory?

Prayer

Dear Father, When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In You, whose word I praise, in You I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me? For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before You in the light of life. I take refuge in You. I call on You for You fulfill Your purpose for me, reaching down from heaven to save me. My heart is confident in You, God! I will sing praises to You, privately and publicly, for Your faithful love is as high as the heavens and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. God, be exalted above the heavens! Let Your glory be over the whole earth! Amen.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I rejoice in You! Keep me alert and on the watch for false teachers, and let me never put any confidence in my flesh. Instead, may I ever worship by the Holy Spirit and glory in Christ Jesus. I pray 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 & 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 the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Memory Verse

1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

LIFe with God: August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Scripture

Psalm 54-55

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does David do when his life is in danger (Ps 54)? What did David wish he could during his time of great difficulty (55:6-8)? What did he see happening to his city, and what happened between him and his friend (55:9-14)? In spite of all this, of what is He confident?

Application

Do I trust God to help me and sustain me? What situations in my life have caused me to wish I had wings so I could fly away? How do I feel when I look at the state of modern culture, and when friends betray me? Do I maintain David’s confidence that God will save and deliver and put all things right?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Save me by Your name, and vindicate me by Your might! God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth. When those who have no regard for You rise against me, I trust in You as my faithful helper, the sustainer of my life. I will give You the offering of praise and thanks from my lips. I will praise Your name, LORD, because it is good. You deliver me from every trouble. Sometimes life is difficult and I just wish I had wings and could fly away from everything. But You didn’t give me wings, Father. As I face the wicked world around me and the unfaithfulness of some people I thought I could trust, remind that though life is hard, You are good, all the time. 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:

  • Roger & Andrea Gabel; Tom
  • Steve & Gloria Gangwer
  • Doug Gates
  • George Gifford
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

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 your neighbors…

  • That God would provide opportunities for you to minister to them
  • That unbelievers would receive Christ as Savior and Lord
  • For their marriages / family relationships
  • For their finances / employment
  • Any specific needs of which you’re aware

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Memory Verse

1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

LIFe with God: August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

Scripture

1 Chronicles 29

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What challenge did David make, and what was the response and reaction (5b-9)? What did David pray for his son Solomon (19)? What did God do for Solomon (25)?

Application

Have I consecrate myself to the Lord, and do I give generously of my resources to His work with a whole heart? Do I desire to fully obey God out a heart of love and joy and thankfulness?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Remind me daily to consecrate (set apart) myself to You. Make my heart’s desire to obey You fully and to give to Your work generously. May You be praised, LORD God of our father Israel, from eternity to eternity. Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all. Riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler of everything. Power and might are in Your hand, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks and praise Your glorious name. But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give generously to Your work? For everything comes from You, and we give You only what comes from Your own hand; everything belongs to You. I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. Help me to willingly give all these things with an upright heart, and may I see Your people giving joyfully and willingly to You. LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this desire forever in the thoughts of the hearts of Your people, and confirm their hearts toward You. 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 Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Pat Dumandan
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gary Friend

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 the elderly…

  • That they will be treated respectfully
  • That they will not dwell on mistakes and regret
  • That God will provide for their health and finances
  • That God will protect them from those who would try to harm them
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Any broken family relationships restored before they pass on

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Memory Verse

1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

LIFe with God: August 9, 2020

August 9, 2020

Scripture

1 Chronicles 28

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was the focal point of David’s charge to the nation (8)? To his son Solomon (9-10, 20)?

Application

Do I strive to follow God’s will, not just for my own welfare, but also for those who will come after me? Do I strive to know Him, love Him, and obey Him willingly and confidently? Do I give in to fear and discouragement, or do I have the strength and courage that comes from remembering that He is with me, and so persevere in His work?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Heavenly Father, I desire to obey and follow You, not in order to be justified before You, but because in Christ I already am justified by You. I recognize that my obedience is for my good and for the good of those who come after me. I long to know You, God my Father, and serve You with a whole heart and a willing mind, for You search every heart and understand the intention of every thought. I realize that You have chosen and gifted me for the particular part of Your plan where You have placed me. Help me to be strong and do it. I rejoice that, because of the finished work of Christ and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, I can be strong and courageous, and do the work. Thank You that I need never be afraid or discouraged, for You, LORD God, my God, are with me. I believe You r promise that You won’t leave me or forsake me. Thank You, God! 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.

  • 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 marriages in our community…

  • that Christ-like love would be exhibited
  • for good communication between spouses
  • for unity in finances
  • salvation for non-believing spouses
  • that they would balance work and home life
  • that Godly friends and mentors would come alongside them.

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Memory Verse

1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

LIFe with God: August 8, 2020

August 8, 2020

Scripture

1 Chronicles 26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

To what positions did David appoint men in this chapter?

Application

From The Summarized Bible by K. L. Brooks: Whatever service God wishes men for, He either finds them fit or makes them so. All service for God is honorable, and happy will be that man who is faithful to his appointed part. The temple treasuries illustrate the plenty there is in our Father’s house, enough and to spare. In Christ, the true Temple, are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge and riches to supply all the believer’s needs.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Make me fit for whatever service You would have me do, and help me to remember that, whatever service that might be, it is honorable because it is for You, and therefore, deserves and demands my faithful best. Thank You for the riches that are in Christ Jesus, through whom You supply all my needs, now and forever! 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:

  • Dave & Debbie Spears
  • Mike & Ann Thorn
  • Donna Thurman
  • Steve Vinsonhaler
  • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
  • Sree & Irena Yalamanchili (Aria)

Ministry:

  • Mugabi Charities – ministering to orphans in Uganda

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 single adults…

  • To embrace Christ as their best friend and lover of their souls
  • To more fully grasp the family heart of God
  • That God will bring them Godly friends to care for and support them
  • That God will give them a peace and drive away lonliness
  • That God will provide them with meaningful work & ministry in which to use their gifts

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #31: What do we believe by true faith?

Children’s Answer: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was crucified, died, and was buried. The third day He rose again from the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Adult’s Answer: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Memory Verse

Jude 3 (HCSB)

Contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

LIFe with God: August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Scripture

1 Chronicles 26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

To what positions did David appoint men in this chapter?

Application

From The Summarized Bible by K. L. Brooks: Whatever service God wishes men for, He either finds them fit or makes them so. All service for God is honorable, and happy will be that man who is faithful to his appointed part. The temple treasuries illustrate the plenty there is in our Father’s house, enough and to spare. In Christ, the true Temple, are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge and riches to supply all the believer’s needs.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Make me fit for whatever service You would have me do, and help me to remember that, whatever service that might be, it is honorable because it is for You, and therefore, deserves and demands my faithful best. Thank You for the riches that are in Christ Jesus, through whom You supply all my needs, now and forever! 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:

  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Martin & Patricia Regueiro
  • Daryl & Joyce Roech & family
  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie
  • Ross Stoltey

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 single adults…

    • To embrace Christ as their best friend and lover of their souls
    • To more fully grasp the family heart of God
    • That God will bring them Godly friends to care for and support them
    • That God will give them a peace and drive away lonliness
    • That God will provide them with meaningful work & ministry in which to use their gifts

    Catechism

    PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

    Question #31: What do we believe by true faith?

    Children’s Answer: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was crucified, died, and was buried. The third day He rose again from the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

    Adult’s Answer: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

    Memory Verse

    Jude 3 (HCSB)

    Contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

LIFe with God: August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

Scripture

1 Chronicles 25

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does David address in this chapter?

Application

From The Life Application Study Bible: There were many ways to contribute to the worship in the Tabernacle. Some proclaimed God’s messages (1), some offered thanks and praise (3), and others played instruments (6-7). God wants all his people to participate in worship. You may not be a master musician, a prophet, or a teacher, but God appreciates whatever you have to offer. Develop your special gifts to offer in service to God (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:29-31).

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Wherever You have placed me, however You have gifted and enabled me, whenever You want, I desire to serve You and edify Your people, and to worship You in spirit and in truth! I pray 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:

  • Dakota “Koty” & Kayla Molner
  • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
  • Cody Morgan
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan
  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)

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 the relationship between generations–parents, children, grandparents

  • That the true Christian faith of older generation would be clearly communicated and passed down to children
  • That saved children in unsaved families would clearly exhibit and communicate the faith to their parents and grandparents
  • A harvest of souls of all ages
  • Good, nurturing relationships

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #31: What do we believe by true faith?

Children’s Answer: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was crucified, died, and was buried. The third day He rose again from the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Adult’s Answer: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Memory Verse

Jude 3 (HCSB)

Contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

LIFe with God: August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020

Scripture

1 Chronicles 24

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did David do in this chapter?

Application

From the Life Application Study Bible: The Temple service was highly structured, but this did not hinder the Spirit of God. Rather, it provided an orderly context for worship. (Compare 1 Corinthians 14:40.) Sometimes we feel that planning and structure are unspiritual activities that may hinder spontaneity in worship. But order and structure can free us to respond to God. Order brings glory to God as we experience the joy, freedom, and calm that come when we have wisely planned in advance.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, While I must guard against putting the form of worship above the function, help me to also remember that You are a God of order and structure. You have given specific commands in Your Word about how You are to be worshiped, but You also give us freedom within that framework to worship You with the unique personalities and gifts You have chosen to give each of us. So, my prayer, Lord, is that, by following the Holy Spirit’s leading, I will find the balance in worship that most honors and glorifies You. 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 & 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 the salvation of the lost

  • Readiness to repent
  • Hearts prepared to hear God’s voice
  • Deep dissatisfaction and unrest with life without Him
  • Godly influences

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #31: What do we believe by true faith?

Children’s Answer: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was crucified, died, and was buried. The third day He rose again from the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Adult’s Answer: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Memory Verse

Jude 3 (HCSB)

Contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.


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