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: May 27, 2020

June 3, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 32

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What will mark the reign of Jesus (1-5, 15-18)? What does a fool do (6)? Once God decides it is time to pour out His judgment, can anything stop it?

Application

Do I take great joy in the coming reign of Jesus? Do I act like the fool described in verse 5?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You for the coming return and reign of Jesus who will rule in righteousness and justice! He is my shelter from the wind and refuge from the rain, my stream of water in a dry and thirsty land. He is the one who makes me see and hear the truth, the source of knowledge and right speech. Because of Him, Your people will dwell forever in a peaceful place, in safe and secure dwellings. Strengthen me to serve Him faithfully by walking in Your Spirit, rather than being a fool who speaks foolishness, plots iniquity, lives in a godless way and speaks falsely about You. 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:

  • 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 area pastors and their families:

  • Encouragement
  • Faithfulness in the Lord’s work
  • Finances
  • Marriage/family relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Deep friendships and support from other Christian leaders

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

Children’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin.

Adult’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that He might sympathize with our weaknesses.

Memory Verse

Hebrews 2:17 (HCSB)

Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

LIFe with God: June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 31

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

About what is Judah once again warned?

Application

Do I look anywhere but to God for my protection and provision?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, May I never trust in the strength of the world or its leaders. Instead, help me always to look to You, the Holy One of Israel and seek Your help. For You are God and not a man, and You do not go back on what You say. Thank You, Father! 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 outreaches & service projects

    • Creative strategies
    • Volunteers
    • Anointing of the Holy Spirit
    • Believers working together in unity
    • Provision of necessary resources
    • Salvation for people reached

    Catechism

    PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

    Question #22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

    Children’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin.

    Adult’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that He might sympathize with our weaknesses.

    Memory Verse

    Hebrews 2:17 (HCSB)

    Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

LIFe with God: June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 30

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why was running to Egypt not a wise choice (1-7)? How are God’s people at this time described by God (8-9)? What would be the result of their attitude/behavior? What did God want to do for them (15,18-26)?

Application

Do I “run to Egypt”–make my own plans and trust in the help of the ungodly–instead of running to God? Am I rebellious, deceptive, and disobedient? Do I keep telling God no and go my own way, or do I realize that in His great love and faithfulness He is waiting to show me mercy and compassion?

Prayer

Dear Father in Heaven, I confess that all too often I act as if I am not Yours and have not been purchased by You at the highest cost. Too often I seek aid and deliverance and satisfaction in my own plans and in the offerings of the world and the devil. Too often I act like a rebellious, deceptive, disobedient brat rather than the child of the King of the Universe. Remind me that I will be delivered by returning and resting; my strength will lie in quiet confidence. Remind me that You are waiting to show me mercy, and rising up to show me compassion, for You are a just God. All who wait patiently for You are happy. Thank You that Jesus is returning and I will live on Zion in Jerusalem and will never cry again. In His name I pray, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Mike 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 Unity in the Body of Christ…

  • that we would be united in our love for Jesus and each other
  • that we would encourage and support each other
  • that we would focus on Biblical principles in every arena of our lives
  • that we would have a spirit of cooperation in outreach

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

Children’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin.

Adult’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that He might sympathize with our weaknesses.

Memory Verse

Hebrews 2:17 (HCSB)

Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

LIFe with God: May 31, 2020

May 30, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 29

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why was God bringing judgment against Judah (13-16)? After the time of discipline is complete, what will God do (17-24)?

Application

Do I give God mere lip-service and practice legalistic obedience to man-made rules, or true worship from my heart? Am I thankful for the faithfulness and grace of God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Help me to worship and love You with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength rather than just going through the motions of religion and lip-service. Thank You for Jesus, who will return to earth in power and glory. Then the deaf will hear and the blind see, and the humble and poor will greatly rejoice in the Lord! On that day the ruthless one will vanish, the scorner will disappear, and all those who lie in wait with evil intent will be killed—those who, with their speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice. Your people will honor Your name and they will honor Jesus, the Holy One of Jacob and stand in awe of You, God of Israel! The confused will gain understanding and the grumblers will accept instruction. Thank You, Father, 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 teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

Children’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin.

Adult’s Answer: That in human nature He might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that He might sympathize with our weaknesses.

Memory Verse

Hebrews 2:17 (HCSB)

Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

LIFe with God: May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 28

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the description of the condition of the northern nation of Israel (Ephraim) in verses 1-13? Where should they have been directing their praise and glory (5-6)? How about for the southern kingdom of Judah (verses 14-21)? What declaration did God make (16)? What instruction (22-23)?

Application

Do I listen to and follow the wonderful advice and great wisdom from the Lord? Do I place my focus on God and glory in Him alone? Do I have unshakable faith in Jesus, the precious cornerstone and sure foundation in Zion?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Instead of reveling in alcohol or in material possessions or places, may I always only glory in You, the crown of beauty and diadem of splendor to the remnant of Your people, a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. Instead of thinking myself as above others and beyond reproach or punishment, may I trust unshakably in Jesus the precious cornerstone and firm foundation of my faith. May I never be guilty of mocking when the messenger and the message are from You, but rather help me to listen and obey, for You give wonderful advice and great wisdom. 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:

  • 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 young children in our community

  • For Godly influences
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God from a young age

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

Children’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Adult’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Memory Verse

Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

LIFe with God: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 27

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What hope for Israel is described in this chapter? What will be the sign that Israel has repented (9)?

Application

Do I believe that God protects and tends to His people? Have I removed the idols and remnants of false worship that I’ve allowed to be set up in my life?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You that, as You did with Israel, You watch over me and guard me. I desire to take hold of Your strength. Thank You that because of Jesus I have peace with You. Strengthen me to crush the false altars and idols in my life and to reserve my praise and worship for You alone. I worship You, Lord! 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 Teachers & Administrators & School Boards

  • Godly curriculum
  • God’s wisdom in teaching and leading
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Ability to inspire a love of truth and learning

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

Children’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Adult’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Memory Verse

Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

LIFe with God: May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the tone and general topic of this chapter? What does verse 20 hint at regarding what will happen to the saved when the Great Tribulation begins?

Application

Do I truly believe that God will protect His people and punish the unrepentant wicked?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father God, I am so thankful that You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You. I trust in You forever, because You are an everlasting rock! I wait for You in the path of Your judgments. My desire is for Your name and renown. I long for You in the night; yes, my spirit within me diligently seeks You, for when Your judgments are in the land, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. LORD, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our work for us. Yahweh our God, lords other than You have ruled over us, but we remember Your name alone. Thank You that Your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust! For you will be covered with the morning dew, and the earth will bring out the departed spirits. Thank You that You will hide Your people in safety while You pour out Your wrath on the earth. 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:

  • 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 Media Industries (TV/Movies, Radio/Music, Print/Internet)

  • Godly themes/influences
  • Christian workers at all levels sensitive to God’s leading
  • Salvation for influential media leaders
  • Courage to share God’s message
  • Financial rewards for wholesome media

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

Children’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Adult’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Memory Verse

Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

LIFe with God: May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 25

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What will happen after God’s final judgment when He sweeps away all those who were stubbornly unrepentant and would turn to Him? How will His people respond?

Application

Do I take great joy in praising God for His mighty works and perfect faithfulness? Do I await the eternal bodily reign of Jesus with eager anticipation?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, You, Lord, are my God! I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. I praise You that one day Jesus will return to earth and judge those who rebelled against Him, and their cities and fortresses never will never be rebuilt. You have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy person in his distress, a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat. On Your mountain You will prepare a feast of finely aged wine and choice meat for all peoples. You will destroy the burial shroud, the shroud over all the peoples, the sheet covering all the nations, for You will destroy death forever! You will wipe away the tears from every face and remove Your people’s disgrace from the whole earth, for You have spoken. On that day it will be said, “Look, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” For Your power will be among us. I thank You and praise You, Lord, for the precious gift 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 & 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 Public Service Professionals (Firefighters, law enforcement, and medical personnel)…

  • Strength to serve well
  • Safety/health
  • Salvation for lost & ministry opportunities for saved
  • Strong family/marriage relationships
  • Strong, God-honoring friendships

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

Children’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Adult’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Memory Verse

Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

LIFe with God: May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 24

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Many scholars agree that beginning here in chapter 24, the focus shifts from the immediate judgment of the surrounding nations through Assyria to the final judgment through the Great Tribulation. What will the circumstances be like, and how will people respond (1-13, 16-23)? How will the righteous who turn to God during this time react (14-15)?

Application

Have I spent time in God’s Word and prayer preparing myself to be faithful and praise Him regardless of what circumstances arise? Am I praying for the lost to come to Christ, and sharing the Gospel as the Holy Spirit opens doors to do so?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Of course, Your final judgment on the earth will be just and righteous, as are all Your judgments, for You are perfectly just and righteous. I pray for those who have not received Christ to do so before they have to face the kind of situation described in today’s Scripture passage. I pray for myself and all believers in Christ to be strengthened to endure and remain faithful to You, even if they have to go through intense trials and tribulations. Help me to faithful to share the Gospel as Your Spirit leads and opens the door to do so. 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:

  • 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 business professionals providing goods and services

    • God to be glorified by excellent work
    • Ministry to occur in the workplace
    • Godly employers and employees
    • Salvation for unbelievers
    • Sound financial strategies
    • Strong, God-honoring relationships

    Catechism

    PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

    Question #21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

    Children’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

    Adult’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

    Memory Verse

    Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)

    For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

LIFe with God: May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 23

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Phoenicia’s (home of the ports of Tyre and Sidon) economy was dependent on the maritime industries. How does the prophecy of God’s coming judgment on this nation show that God knows exactly how to punish the wicked? Why did God plan this (9)? What will happen that shows God not only knows how to punish the wicked, but also knows how to reward the righteous (18)?

Application

Do I put my trust in God to make everything right in His timing?

Prayer

Dear Father in Heaven, You alone are God, who sees all things and knows all things. You see the future as the past, and You are mighty to save Your people and to judge the wicked who refuse to repent and turn to You. Help me to to trust and obey You more each day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Mike 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 Outreach Ministries

  • God’s creative provision
  • For sound financial management and strategies
  • Salvation and spiritual growth for those to whom they minister
  • God’s anointing and leading for projects and programs
  • Volunteers and workers

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

Children’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Adult’s Answer: One who is truly human and also truly God.

Memory Verse

Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.


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