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

You are encouraged to participate! It will take a little effort and discipline to build this habit, but the benefits are out of this world!

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LIFe with God: September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018

Scripture

1 Corinthians 7

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why was Paul glad he wrote his first letter to the Corinthians?

Application

Even though confrontation is awkward and unpleasant, am I willing to confront and to be confronted for the purposes of correction and spiritual growth?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God my Father, I pray that I would wrong no one, corrupt no one, and exploit no one. Give me a heart that is willing to live or die with my siblings in Christ. May other believers be able to take great pride in me and be encouraged by me. Sometimes it is necessary to confront other believers or for them to confront me. Though it may very well hurt for a little while, help me to give and receive rebuke when it is warranted, not merely to cause sorrow, but so that godly sorrow will bring repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret. I ask this 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:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes

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: Rural towns in Treasure Valley – Emmett, Greenleaf, Homedale, Marsing, Middleton, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Wilder, Weiser, etc…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Field Military Base

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #38: What is prayer?

Children’s Answer: Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God.

Adult’s Answer: Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.

Memory Verse

Psalm 62:8 (HCSB)

Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.

LIFe with God: September 23, 2018

September 23, 2018

Scripture

2 Corinthians 6

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why does Paul make such a long list of how his ministry is authentic? In what way am I God’s temple, and what affect should that have on my life?

Application

Does my witness and ministry withstand difficulties such as those Paul listed? Do I live as one who has the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord, as I read of all the things Paul went through for the sake of the gospel, I am both inspired and convicted. Help me to commend myself as an authentic follower of You, regardless of my circumstances or the trial and persecution it might bring. Enable me to open my heart wide to other believers. I ask that you would keep me from “yoking” myself with unbelievers–attaching myself to their lifestyle and moving with them toward their goal. Rather, may I ever yoke myself only with Christ and His committed disciples. Show me how to purify myself from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for You. I ask this 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.

  • 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 Ontario…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #38: What is prayer?

Children’s Answer: Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God.

Adult’s Answer: Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.

Memory Verse

Psalm 62:8 (HCSB)

Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.

LIFe with God: September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018

Scripture

2 Corinthians 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is of first importance in the Christian faith? Why is the resurrection of Christ so important?
What does this passage teach  about what happens when our physical bodies die? What does it mean to have a ministry of reconciliation?

Application

How does this passage affect my attitude toward aging and death? Am I reconciled to God, and if so, how has that impacted my human relationships?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You that if this earthly tent in which I now live is destroyed, I have an eternal house in Heaven, built by Jesus, waiting for me. Meanwhile, I groan, longing for the day I can dwell there, so that what is mortal can be swallowed up in life. For You made me for that very purpose and You gave me the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. So I walk by faith, not by sight, knowing that as long as I am in this body I am away from You, but upon leaving this body I will be home with You. Regardless, my goal is to please You. While I am here, empower me to persuade people to accept Christ, who died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for their risen Savior and Lord. Because of Him, I am a new creation; the old is gone and the new has come! All this is from You, for You reconciled me to Yourself through Christ. Help me to fulfill the ministry of reconciliation You’ve given me, letting others know that You are reconciling people to Yourself in Christ, not counting their sins against them. May I therefore be a good ambassador for Christ, as though You are making Your appeal through me. May I spread the message of reconciliation: that You made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Thank You, Lord, in the precious 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.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Janet Sonnenberg
  • Dave & Debbie Spears
  • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
  • Sree & Irena Yalamanchili
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

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 Caldwell

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018

Scripture

2 Corinthians 4

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How does Paul share his faith? What reason does he give for people who don’t respond to it? What keeps him going through difficult times?

Application

What can I apply from this passage regarding the way I share the Gospel with people? How does God’s power reflect Jesus’ life in the struggles I go through?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, Help me never to lose heart in sharing Your love and grace. May I never stoop to shameful or deceptive methods or distort the message, but always set forth the truth of Your Word plainly with a clear conscience. Help me to realize that if the Gospel is veiled to listeners, it is because they are perishing and Satan has blinded them so they cannot see its light and the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. May I never preach to glorify myself, but only that Jesus Christ is Lord, and may I be a servant to the lost for Jesus’ sake. You said, “Let the light shine out of darkness,” and You made Your light shine in my heart, giving me the knowledge of Your glory in the face of Christ. Somehow You allow me, a mere jar of clay–with cracks and broken in some places–to store this treasure, showing that this all-surpassing power is from You and not from me. Though I may be hard-pressed on every side, I am not crushed; I may be perplexed, but not in despair; I may be persecuted, but not abandoned; though struck down, not destroyed. With the Spirit of faith, I declare that I believe! Help me to speak boldly for You, because I know that You raised Jesus from the dead and will also raise me to be in Your presence. May Your grace continue to reach more and more people, causing thanksgiving to overflow to Your glory. Therefore, I will not lose heart, for though outwardly I am wasting away, yet inwardly You are renewing me day by day. My light and momentary troubles are far outweighed by the glory of eternity with You. So strengthen me to fix my eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 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.

  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luc)
  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)

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 Nampa

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

Scripture

2 Corinthians 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why doesn’t Paul need a letter of recommendation? What is the significance of the veil Moses wore after meeting with God, and the “veil” on the hearts of people hearing or reading Scripture?

Application

If I were the only “letter from Christ” someone ever read, would they have enough information and motivation to come to Christ? In what ways do I reflect the Lord’s glory and in what ways am I being transformed into His likeness?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, Thank You for making me Your child. May I be open to Your Spirit’s leading and obedient to Him, such that I am a letter from Christ, written not with ink but with the Holy Spirit, not on stone tablets, but on the tablet of human hearts. May I never fall into the trap of thinking I am competent to do Your work, for my competence comes from You. You have made me competent as a minister of Your new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Even the Law, engraved with letters on stone and bringing death, brought so much of Your glory that Moses had to shield his face with a veil. How much more glorious is the ministry of Your Spirit that brings life and righteousness! And thanks to Christ, I am not like Moses, who had to cover the glory with a veil until it faded away. In Christ the veil is removed, and in Your Spirit I have freedom. With an unveiled face, may I ever reflect Your glory, daily being transformed into Your likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from 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:

  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Dan & Jenn Loeschke
  • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
  • Cody Morgan
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan

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 Star and Eagle

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018

Scripture

2 Corinthians 2

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why did Paul write his letters to Corinth? How are Paul and true ministers of the Gospel different from “the many?”

Application

Is there someone I need to forgive and comfort? Am I acting intentionally in that regard? Do I speak with sincerity in Christ?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that if anyone causes me grief, I would forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. May I ever forgive and reaffirm my love for brothers and sisters who have wronged me, in order that Satan may not outwit us. Thanks be to You, God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of of the knowledge of Him. You have made me the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the latter it is the smell of death, and to the former the fragrance of life. May I always be a person who speaks with sincerity in Christ, as from You and before 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:

  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Andy Lanning

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 Meridian

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018

Scripture

2 Corinthians 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How are Paul’s sufferings and Christ’s sufferings related to the Corinthians? What is Paul’s boast?

Application

Why should I and how am I able to give comfort to others? Am I more concerned with living according to worldly wisdom or God’s grace?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your grace, peace, compassion and comfort. You comfort me in all my troubles so that I can comfort others with the same comfort I’ve received from You. Just as Christ’s sufferings flow into my life, so through Christ my comfort overflows. Help me to use the difficult circumstances You allow in my life as training and experience to draw from in comforting others, and so may I endure them patiently. I set my hope on You, that you will continue to deliver me and do the same for other believers. Remind me to help them by praying for them. And we will give You many thanks and all the glory for answering our prayers. May I never boast in myself nor in worldly wisdom, but only in You. Help me to conduct myself at all times in the holiness and sincerity that comes from You. I thank You that all of Your promises are “Yes” in Jesus, to Your glory. It is You who makes me stand firm in Christ. You anointed me, You set Your seal of ownership on me, and You put Your Spirit in my heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 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:

  • Gary Friend
  • Roger & Andrea Gabel; Tom
  • Steve & Gloria Gangwer
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)

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 Kuna…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Catechism

    PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

    Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

    Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

    Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

    Memory Verse

    Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

    Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018

Scripture

Psalms 126-131

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the cause for rejoicing (126)? Why is important to make sure that we are working on the Lord’s plans and not our own (127)? What is the secret to true happiness (Psalm 128)? What does God do to those who afflict His people (Psalm 129)? For what is the psalmist so grateful in Psalm 130? What attitude did David take in psalm 131?

Application

Am I trusting God alone for my eternal fortune? Am I grateful and joyous for the great things God has done? Am I careful to make sure I am about the Lord’s work, so that my labor is not in vain? Do I try to attain happiness via my own devices, or do I follow the Lord? Do I trust God to ultimately deliver his people from their enemies? Am I grateful for his forgiveness and redemption? Do I humble myself before God, like a little child?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You that because of Your Son, Jesus Christ, my eternal fortune is guaranteed! Thank You that because I am right with You by the death and resurrection of Christ, my mouth is filled with laughter and shouts of joy! You have done great things for me, and I am glad! Thank You, Lord, for the gift of Jesus! Keep me from going off on my own efforts and missions, because unless You build the house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless You watch over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain. Father God, Lead me to walk in your ways, for my happiness and for Your glory. May You grant peace to Israel and to all who are Yours. Drive back the enemies of Yourself and Your people. LORD, if You considered sins, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered. I wait for You, LORD; I wait, and put my hope in Your word. I put my hope in You, LORD. For there is faithful love with You, and redemption in abundance. And You will redeem Your people from all their sins. I do not want a heart that is proud or eyes that are haughty. Instead, may I calm myself and come before you as a little child, putting my hope in You. I pray this 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:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes

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 Boise & Garden City…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials
  • Gowan Field Military Base

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

Scripture

Malachi 4

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How will the day of the Lord be different for those who follow the Lord as opposed to those who reject Him?

Application

In which group will I be?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, I thank You that the day is coming when You will destroy the wicked, but for those who fear Your name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and they will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall. Help me to walk in Your path by Your Spirit, to shine the light of Your gospel in this world, that others might be the beneficiaries of Your grace rather than the objects of Your wrath. I ask this 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 Mountain Home…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials
  • For the air base: safety for military and their families (especially those who are deployed), sound military strategies by commanders, impact for Christ in areas where deployed

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

LIFe with God: September 15, 2018

September 15, 2018

Scripture

Malachi 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

After all the times Israel turned against God, why didn’t He turn against them (6-7)? What promise does God make regarding how the wicked are often better off in this life than the righteous (14-18)?

Application

Am I thankful to God that he remains faithful to me even when I am unfaithful to Him? Do I trust Him to set things right one day (rewarding the righteous and punishing the wicked)?

Prayer

Dear Father, Thank You for Your faithful love that never changes and never ends! Thank You that You are and always will be in control–and You will reward those who are Yours and judge those who are wicked. 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.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Janet Sonnenberg
  • Dave & Debbie Spears
  • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
  • Sree & Irena Yalamanchili
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

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 County leaders…

  • Commissioners, 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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #36: What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?

Children’s Answer: That He is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son.

Adult’s Answer: That He is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants Him irrevocably to all who believe.

Memory Verse

John 14:16–17 (HCSB)

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.


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