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.

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: April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

Scripture

1 John 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How can we have fellowship with God and other believers? How are we to deal with sin?

Application

Do I walk in the light and fellowship with God and His people? Do I confess my sins and claim His forgiveness, or do I wallow in self-pity and self-loathing and defeat?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank Your for revealing to Your Apostles what was from the beginning, what they heard, what they saw with their eyes, what they looked at and their hands touched concerning the Word of Life. Thank You for leading them by Your Spirit to testify and announce the eternal life that was with You and was revealed to them in the person of Jesus Christ. Thank You that I have fellowship with them, with Your people, and indeed, fellowship with You, Father, and with Your Son Jesus Christ. Help me to dwell on these things so that my joy may be complete. Thank You for the gospel message: You are light, and in You there is no darkness at all. If I say I have fellowship with You and yet keep on walking in the darkness, I’m lying and not practicing the truth. But thank You that if I walk in the light as You are in the light, I have fellowship with You and with Your people, and the blood of Jesus Your Son cleanses me from all sin. If I say I do not bear the guilt of sin, I’m deceiving myself and the truth is not in me. But I thank You and praise You that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and righteous, forgiving my sins and cleansing me from all unrighteousness. If I say I have not sinned, I make You a liar and Your word is not in me. So I proclaim that I am a sinner, and I thank You for saving me! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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

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

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

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

Ministry:

  • Operation Christmas Child

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Children’s Answer: Since the fall, no human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly.

Adult’s Answer: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

Memory Verse

Romans 3:10-12 (HCSB)

As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become useless. There is no one who does what is good, not even one.

LIFe with God: March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Scripture

Proverbs 23

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What should we do instead of being jealous of sinners, and what will be the result (17-18)? Why should God’s people exercise caution with alcoholic beverages?

Application

Do I find myself becoming jealous of worldly people because of the things they have and get to do? Do I meditate on the future and the hope I have in the Lord? Do I exercise self-control with strong drink so as to honor God and avoid the pitfalls described in this chapter?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, May I never be jealous of those who get their satisfaction and wealth from this world. How much better to miss out on those things now but spend eternity with You in Your kingdom! Please keep that in the front of my mind at all times. Keep me from impairing my judgment and my testimony with strong drink or other mind-altering substances. I pray 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 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Children’s Answer: Since the fall, no human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly.

Adult’s Answer: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

Memory Verse

Romans 3:10-12 (HCSB)

As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become useless. There is no one who does what is good, not even one.

LIFe with God: March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

Scripture

Proverbs 22

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

For what reason is the writer recording these proverbs (verse 19)? Why is it a good idea to avoid hot-tempered people (verses 24-25)?

Application

Do I study and obey the instruction in the Bible so that I may have confidence in God? Do I have a “short fuse” or get drawn into conflicts with those who do?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You for providing Your Word, which contains instruction and encouragement from You that builds my confidence in You! Remind me of the importance of spending time studying it and obeying it. Keep me from being short-tempered and from being drawn into conflict with hotheaded people. Help me to display the fruit of Your Spirit by my self-control. I pray 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 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 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
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Children’s Answer: Since the fall, no human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly.

Adult’s Answer: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

Memory Verse

Romans 3:10-12 (HCSB)

As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become useless. There is no one who does what is good, not even one.

LIFe with God: March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

Scripture

Psalms 46-47

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Psalm 46
What affirmations about God are in this psalm?

Psalm 47
What is the theme of this psalm?

Application

Do I trust in God as my refuge and strength? Am I unafraid, regardless of the circumstances? Do I offer praise to God daily for who He is and what He has done?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for being my refuge and strength, my ever-present helper in times of trouble. Thank You that because this is true, I can live unafraid, even if the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the seas. Thank You that Your eternal home is also my eternal home because of Christ, and it will never fall. I am so glad and grateful that You are with me and You are my stronghold. Whenever I forget that or start to doubt it, please bolster my faith in You! I clap my hands before You and shout with a jubilant cry that You alone are the LORD Most High! You are awe-inspiring, a great King over all the earth. You cause nations to rise and fall as You see fit. I praise You as the Almighty King and Ruler of all things, who is greatly exalted! 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 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Children’s Answer: Since the fall, no human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly.

Adult’s Answer: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

Memory Verse

Romans 3:10-12 (HCSB)

As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become useless. There is no one who does what is good, not even one.

LIFe with God: March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

Scripture

Psalms 44-45

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Psalm 44
What key principle did the sons of Korah (authors of this psalm) understand (3-7)? Even though it seemed to them that God had forgotten them, to what did they cling (26)?

Psalm 45
Who is the subject of verses 6-7 (see Hebrews 1:8-9)? What does verse 17 predict will happen for this king?

Application

Do I understand that I can only have victory through God? When I feel overwhelmed and discouraged and alone, do I call on God, trusting in His faithful love? Do I give Jesus the honor and praise due Him as the One whose throne is forever and ever?

Prayer

Dear Father, Help me to maintain an eternal perspective, remembering that I am nothing without You, and that You are always there, faithfully loving me, regardless of the circumstances. Thank You that Jesus Christ will rule forever and ever in justice, righteousness and joy, being praised forever and ever! 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:

  • 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 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

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

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

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

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

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

LIFe with God: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Scripture

Psalms 42-43

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Psalm 42
To what physical need does David compare his desire for God? What is his response to depression?

Psalm 43
What does David do when oppressed by an ungodly nation and unjust men? What does he ask to have to lead him?

Application

Do I thirst after the living God? When I start to become depressed, do I remember His faithful love and put my hope in Him and praise Him as my savior and my God? Do I spend more time praying for God to intervene on behalf of my nation, or complaining and protesting? Do I seek God’s light and truth to lead me in life, or do I just “wing it”?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Give me a heart that longs after You like a dear longs for a stream or a parched man longs for a drink of water. Even as I pour out my heart to You, help me to recall happier times and remember all the good things You have done for me. When I am depressed and in turmoil, may I put my hope in You and still praise You, my Savior and my God. When I face oppression for doing what is right from my government or Your enemies, vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man. You are my refuge. You’ve given Your light and truth in Your Word–remind me to study it and meditate on it and let it lead me. Let it bring me into Your presence, and may I dwell there. I come before You, God, my greatest joy. I praise You with music, God, my God. Keep me from allowing depression and turmoil to rule me. I put my trust in You, and I still praise You, my Savior and my God! In Jesus’ name, Amen

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

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

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • 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 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

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

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

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

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

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

LIFe with God: March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Scripture

1 Kings 22

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What were the false prophets telling Ahab, and why? What stand did Micaiah take (14)? What did his vision reveal about the false prophets and Ahab? What happened to Ahab, and why? What kind of king was Jehoshaphat? And Ahaziah?

Application

Do I seek counsel from people who will only say what I want to hear, or from those who will speak the truth, even when it is painful? What about when I am the one giving advice? Do I follow godly counsel or just do my own thing? Am I more like Jehoshaphat or Ahab and Ahaziah?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Keep me from the pride that seeks counsel only to back up my own opinions and plans rather than true godly counsel. Help me to be a person who speaks the truth in love, even when it is painful, rather than “tickling the ears” of those who requested my advice. When I receive godly counsel, strengthen me to listen to it, rather than going off on my own anyway. Help me not to turn away from Your ways, but to live as is right in Your sight. For Jesus’ sake, 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 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

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

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

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

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

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

LIFe with God: March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

Scripture

1 Kings 21

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

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

Application

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

Prayer

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

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

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

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

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

Ministry:

  • Operation Christmas Child

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for Outreach Ministries

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

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

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

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

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

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

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

LIFe with God: March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

Scripture

1 Kings 20

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What news from God did the prophet bring to Ahab just before battle, and why? What strategy did the king of Aram’s advisers suggest? What happened as a result of following that strategy? Why did God punish Ahab for releasing Ben-hadad?

Application

Do I believe that God is more powerful than all the world’s combined forces? Do I fall into the trap of thinking that God is somehow limited by time, space, or other restrictions and conditions? Do I believe that all the strategies of men, nations, and Satan will ultimately fail before God? Do I often follow my own plan in place of God’s, resulting in dire consequences for myself and others?

Prayer

Dear Father in heaven, When I am facing overwhelming odds, remind me that You are God Almighty, and all the forces of the universe combined cannot compete with Your power for even one millisecond. When the battle changes location or the enemy changes strategies, remind me that Your power doesn’t change because of circumstances and conditions. When it seems that Satan and the wicked men and nations of this world are defeating Your people and Your will, remind me that all of their schemes and strategies will ultimately come to nothing. And when I am tempted to trust my own wisdom instead of Yours, remind me of the dire consequences that may very well come as a result, not just for myself, but potentially for many others. 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:

  • 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: 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

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

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

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

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

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

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

LIFe with God: March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

Scripture

1 Kings 19

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was Elijah’s reaction to Jezebel’s threat, and how did God respond to him (1-18)? How did God provide for his need for help and encouragement from a human friend (19-21)?

Application

Do I allow fear, fatigue, hunger, and discouragement to hinder my faith in God? Do I give God thanks for the people he has placed in my life who assist and encourage me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, my Father, I confess that too often I let my physical and emotional weaknesses discourage me and sway me from trusting and following You. Remind me not to focus on my circumstances or to make major decisions when I’m tired and hungry. Remind me that I am not alone in serving You. And please remind me to be thankful for the godly people You’ve placed in my life who give me help, support, and encouragement. In the name of Christ Jesus 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 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 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

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

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

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

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

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


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