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.

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LIFe with God: June 14, 2018

June 21, 2018

Scripture

Psalm 105

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why should we be thankful to God?

Application

Do I have a grateful heart that thanks God for His faithfulness, delieverance, and power?

Prayer

Dear Father, I give You thanks and proclaim Your deeds publicly. I will sing praise to You and tell about all Your wonderful works! I honor Your holy name, and my heart rejoices in You. I search for You and Your strength, and I seek Your face. Help me to remember the wonderful things You have done for me and throughout history. I thank You that you are faithful and remember Your covenant for a thousand generations. You always keep Your promises, and You bless, protect, provide for, and deliver Your people. May You alone ever be praised. 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 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 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Children’s Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.

Adult’s Answer: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:21–22 (CSB)

Col 1:21-22  Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him.

LIFe with God: June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018

Scripture

Psalm 104

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What aspects of God are celebrated in this psalm?

Application

Do I take joy in God and praise Him for His greatness, majesty, provision, and sovereign dominion?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

My soul, praise the LORD! LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with majesty and splendor. You wrap Yourself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy, laying the beams of Your palace on the waters above, making the clouds Your chariot, walking on the wings of the wind, and making the winds Your messengers, flames of fire Your servants. You established the earth on its foundations. You covered it with the deep as if it were a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke the waters fled; at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away– mountains rose and valleys sank–to the place You established for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never cover the earth again. He causes the springs to gush into the valleys; they flow between the mountains. They supply water for every wild beast. The birds of the sky live beside the springs; they sing among the foliage. You water the mountains from Your palace; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor. You cause grass to grow for the livestock and provide crops for man to cultivate, producing food from the earth, wine that makes man’s heart glad–making his face shine with oil–and bread that sustains man’s heart. The trees flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that You planted. You made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows when to set. You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir. The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from You. The sun rises; they go back and lie down in their dens. Man goes out to his work and to his labor until evening. How countless are Your works, LORD! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number–living things both large and small. There the ships move about, and Leviathan, which You formed to play there. All of them wait for You to give them their food at the right time. When You give it to them, they gather it; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When You send Your breath, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth. Your glory, LORD, endures forever; may You rejoice in Your works. You look at the earth, and it trembles; You touch the mountains, and they pour out smoke. I will sing to You, LORD, all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live. May my meditation be pleasing to You; I will rejoice in the LORD. May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. My soul, praise the LORD! Hallelujah!

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)
  • Bob Hoover
  • 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 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 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Children’s Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.

Adult’s Answer: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:21–22 (CSB)

Col 1:21-22  Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him.

LIFe with God: June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

Scripture

Habakkuk 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What request does Habakkuk make of God at the beginning of this chapter? What declaration does he make at the end of it?

Application

Am I in awe of God’s work? Do I ask Him to revive it in this time, and to remember mercy? Is He my sole source of strength in Whom I triumph and rejoice, no matter the circumstances?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
LORD, I have heard the report about You; LORD, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work and make it known in these years. In Your wrath remember mercy! Your splendor covers the heavens, and the earth is full of Your praise. Though everything else fails and I lose all earthly treasure and possessions, yet I will triumph in You, LORD; I will rejoice in You, God of my salvation! Yahweh, You are my Lord and my strength; You make my feet like those of a deer and enable me to walk on mountain heights! I praise 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:

  • 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 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 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Children’s Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.

Adult’s Answer: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:21–22 (CSB)

Col 1:21-22  Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him.

LIFe with God: June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018

Scripture

Habakkuk 2

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What do verses 14 and 20 tell us about God’s plans and sovereignty?

Application

Do I look forward to the day when God will fill the whole earth with the knowledge of His glory, or do I wallow in despair in the meantime? Do I believe that God is sovereign and has a plan that He will bring to fruition in His good time?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Lord, Thank You that there will come a day when the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of Your glory, as the waters cover the sea! There is no God but You, and You are in Your holy temple. Let everyobe on earth be silent in Your presence. 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 & 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 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
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Children’s Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.

Adult’s Answer: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:21–22 (CSB)

Col 1:21-22  Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him.

LIFe with God: June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018

Scripture

Habakkuk 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the situation that Habakkuk is bemoaning? What admission does he make (verse 12)?

Application

Do I sometimes grow weary of the rampant evil and seeming success of the wicked in the world? Do I remember that God is eternal and in charge?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, It is sometimes easy for me to focus on all the crime, wickedness, and the persecution of the godly in the world, and I forget to focus on You. Help me to remember that You are the Almighty Eternal One, and You have everything under control according to Your ultimate plan. Remind me that this life is not eternity, and that one day You will put all things right forever. 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.

  • 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 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 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Children’s Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.

Adult’s Answer: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:21–22 (CSB)

Col 1:21-22  Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him.

LIFe with God: June 16, 2018

June 16, 2018

Scripture

Nahum 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Summarized Bible: The people that have with their cruelties been a terror and destruction to others, will eventually have terror and destruction brought home to them. They are but preparing to themselves terrible enemies against the day of their own fall.

Application

Summarized Bible: The great lesson of Nahum is that the character of God makes Him not only a stronghold to all who trust Him, but One who “will not at all acquit the wicked.” He can be “just and yet the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:26), but only because His law has been fully vindicated in the cross.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You that because I have received Jesus, I am no longer an object of Your wrath, but an adopted child and heir in Your family. Thank You for Your mercy and grace! 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 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 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Children’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.

Adult’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that He would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

Memory Verse

Acts 2:24 (HCSB)

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.

LIFe with God: June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

Scripture

Nahum 2

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Summarized Bible: God has a quarrel with those who have done violence to His people, and when the measure of their iniquity is filled up, He will fill them with terror, while the fire of His indignation shall utterly consume all in which they have placed their confidence.

Application

What is the source of my confidence? Do I pray for the lost to come to Christ and so not have to undergo God’s righteous judgment?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, In You alone I put my hope and trust! Thank You that You have already vanquished sin and death and all who oppose You. Remind me to pray that many who don’t know You or oppose You will come to Christ, and so not have to be objects of Your righteous 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.

  • 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 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 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Children’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.

Adult’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that He would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

Memory Verse

Acts 2:24 (HCSB)

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.

LIFe with God: June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

Scripture

Nahum 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What do we learn here about God’s attitude toward those who oppose Him (2-3)? About those who trust in Him (7)? About the destiny of each group (14-15)?

Application

Do I trust God to defeat His foes and protect and bless His people?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Triune God, Thank You that You are slow to anger, but help me to remember that You are great in power and do not allow the guilty to go unpunished. I believe that You will bring to destruction all the schemes that the wicked plot against You. Thank You that You are good, Lord, a stronghold in a day of distress; You care for those who take refuge in You. I believe that one day You will ultimately judge and punish all the unrepentant wicked, but bless and embrace those who are Yours. 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 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 #23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Children’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.

Adult’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that He would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

Memory Verse

Acts 2:24 (HCSB)

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.

LIFe with God: June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

Scripture

Micah 7

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does Micah say he will do, even when circumstances are at their darkest (7)? How does the Book of Micah close (18-20)?

Application

Summarized Bible: When a child of God has much occasion to cry “Woe is me”—when it seems that all flesh has corrupted their way—it is a great comfort that he has a God to look to, in whom there is rejoicing and satisfaction always. He cannot but marvel at God’s pardoning mercy to men and rejoice at the promise that He shall yet reign supreme in the earth. The gracious God is ready, because of the sacrifice of His Son, to pardon and pass over the iniquity of His people upon their repentance and turning to Him. Let the pardoned sinner remember that if he has not been dealt with according to his deserts, it is because Jesus Christ bore his sins on the cross, and made it possible for God to put His sins in the depths of the sea.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You that even when everything is going wrong and even when I am paying the consequences for my sinful choices, I am still Your child and You are still watching over me. Help me to look to You and wait for You, trusting that You hear me when I pray. Father, who is a God like You, removing iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of Your inheritance? You do not hold on to Your anger forever, because You delight in faithful love. You will again have compassion on us; You will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show loyalty and faithful love to Your people, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago. Thank 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)
  • Bob Hoover
  • 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 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 #23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Children’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.

Adult’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that He would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

Memory Verse

Acts 2:24 (HCSB)

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.

LIFe with God: June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018

Scripture

Micah 6

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does God require of His people (6:8)?

Application

In my daily life am I acting justly, loving faithfulness, and walking humbly with my God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, May I never trust in any rituals or formulas or “good works” that I do to make me righteous before You. Rather may I trust in the perfect sacrifice and resurrection power of Christ alone, and may that by be evidenced in my life (because You have have accepted me in Him, not in an attempt to be accepted through my own efforts) by what is good and what You require of me: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with You, my Lord and my God. 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 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 #23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Children’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.

Adult’s Answer: That because of His divine nature His obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that He would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

Memory Verse

Acts 2:24 (HCSB)

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.


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