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: October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 13

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What object lessons does God give Jeremiah, and what are their meanings? How does God reveal His loving Father heart, mercy and grace?

Application

From The Summarized Bible by K.L. Brooks: Those who persist in sin, ignoring God’s Word, make themselves vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. If one judgment does not do the work, God will send one upon another until they are utterly brought to ruin.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Help me to humble myself before You have to humble me! Instill in me the desire to obey You in response to Your faithful love, so that I will not become of no use at all, but rather bring You fame, praise and glory. Strengthen me to do this so that You will not need to bring the dark times to chastise and correct me. I pray these things 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 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 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #43: What are the sacraments or ordinances?

Children’s Answer: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Adult’s Answer: The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy Spirit more fully declares and seals the promises of the gospel to us.

Memory Verse

Matthew 28:19 (HCSB)

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (HCSB)

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and said, “This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, after supper He also took the cup and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

LIFe with God: October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 13

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What object lessons does God give Jeremiah, and what are their meanings? How does God reveal His loving Father heart, mercy and grace?

Application

From The Summarized Bible by K.L. Brooks: Those who persist in sin, ignoring God’s Word, make themselves vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. If one judgment does not do the work, God will send one upon another until they are utterly brought to ruin.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Help me to humble myself before You have to humble me! Instill in me the desire to obey You in response to Your faithful love, so that I will not become of no use at all, but rather bring You fame, praise and glory. Strengthen me to do this so that You will not need to bring the dark times to chastise and correct me. I pray these things 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 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 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #43: What are the sacraments or ordinances?

Children’s Answer: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Adult’s Answer: The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy Spirit more fully declares and seals the promises of the gospel to us.

Memory Verse

Matthew 28:19 (HCSB)

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (HCSB)

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and said, “This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, after supper He also took the cup and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

LIFe with God: October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 12

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was Jeremiah’s complaint to God (1-4)? What was God’s answer (5-14)? What uplifting promise does God make (15-17)?

Application

Do I trust God to make all things right in His own timing? Do I live for Him whether others do or not?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Oh Lord, my God and Father: I confess I sometimes feel just like Jeremiah in today’s chapter. Help me to trust You to make all things right and punish evildoers in Your good timing for y own good. I ask this in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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

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

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • 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: 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 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 11

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the theme of this chapter?

Application

While Christ brought a new and better covenant, like the old one, it still emphasizes obedience to God for those who enter the covenant. Do I walk in obedience to God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Heavenly Father, Thank You that my salvation is not based on my perfect obedience, for I would have lost it a long time ago if it were! But even under the New Covenant, You require obedience–for my good as well as for Your glory. May I not be like Your people in today’s passage. May my love for You be revealed in my obedience to You–not in order to be saved, but because I have been saved! I pray this in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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

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

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • 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 Ontario…

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Scripture

Scripture

Jeremiah 10

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why is the God of Christianity and the Bible the only God who should be feared and worshiped? What is Jeremiah’s prayer (23-25)?

Application

Have I been unfaithful to God , following other pursuits and giving them the place of priority in my life that only He deserves? Do I really understand that, in the grand scheme of things, I have no control over what happens in my life? Do I ask God to intervene against the wicked on behalf of His people for their protection and for His glory?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, Far too often I follow “idols” like money, prestige, and pleasure, giving them the place of preeminence in my life that only You should have, and thus, making them gods and worshiping them. I confess that as sin and plead the cleansing blood of Jesus. Help me to remember that You are in control and I am not, and so help me remember to seek You and follow You. Remind me, Lord, to seek You in prayer to intervene on behalf of Your people against the wicked, for their protection as well as for Your glory. I ask these things 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 (Elijah)
  • 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 Caldwell

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 9

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What charge is brought against the people in verses 2-8? What does God say He is about to do because of it (9-12)? Why (14-15)? What important command/principle is given in verses 23-24?

Application

Do I have an adulterous heart and deceptive lips? Am I flirting with causing God to discipline me because of ongoing disobedience, unfaithfulness, and unrepentance? Do I constantly “toot my own horn,” or do I give God the glory for every good thing?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, May I be faithful and true to You and honest with my lips and my life. Keep me from a heart that turns to anything but you, and when I stumble, may I always immediately come to You in contrition and repentance. Keep me from arrogance, boasting, and conceit. Instead, may I boast only of You and Your great love, justice, and righteousness, for You delight in these things. 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 & 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 Nampa

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 8

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What sin had the people continued in, and what was God’s response to it (7-13)? How did Jeremiah react (18-22)?

Application

Do I ignore God’s requirements and live in open, unashamed rebellion against Him? Do I recognize the serious peril of such a lifestyle? If I am living for Him, do I mourn when others who claim to be His do not live for Him?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Keep me from ongoing, unrepentant, unashamed rebellion. Remind me of the dangerous consequences of such a lifestyle, and help me to be an example to others of knowing and following Your righteous ways. Give me a heart that mourns when those who claim to be the people of God live as if they are not. 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 Star and Eagle

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 7

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the key difference between unacceptable (false) worship and acceptable (true) worship?

Application

Do I live in sin while declaring that I am a follower of God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
heavenly Father, Help me not to claim with my lips to be worshiping You when my heart, mind and lifestyle are sinful. Help me not to trust or assume that, simply because I attend a church service sometimes, everything is right in my relationship with You. That is false, unacceptable worship, and I am only deceiving myself if I do it. Instead, strengthen me to follow Your Word and Your will in joyful, loving obedience, and so offer You true, acceptable worship in spirit and in truth. 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 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 Meridian

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 6

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What plea does God make in the midst of announcing His impending judgment on wicked and rebellious Jerusalem (8)? What sins so offended God (10, 13-15)? Why was their worship unacceptable to Him (19-20)?

Application

Am I thankful that even in His judgment, God is loving and desires that people would repent rather than be destroyed? Do I fail to listen to God and treat His Word as if it were contemptible, or do I find my pleasure in it? Do I make money from cheating others, or do I deal with people honorably and fairly? Am I ashamed and humiliated when I realize I have acted abhorrently in God’s eyes? Do I follow God’s instruction joyfully, or do I not pay attention to Him and just go through the motions in my worship?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Keep me from living like the people of Jerusalem in the point in history recorded in today’s Scripture passage. Help me to live such that You will not need to punish me, and thank You that even in Your punishment Your are loving and merciful. Help me to find great joy and pleasure in mining the depths of Your word, and may I never ignore it or treat it as if it were something contemptible. In my dealings with others, may I always treat them honorably and fairly rather then trying to cheat them for my own profit. When I commit some abhorrent sin, may I feel righteous shame and humiliation and turn to You in repentance. Help me to follow the instruction from Your word in joyful obedience and service in true worship, and keep me from merely going through the motions. I pray these things 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 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 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Children’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith and practice it in our lives.

Adult’s Answer: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

Memory Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

LIFe with God: October 17, 2020

October 17, 2020

Scripture

Jeremiah 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was Jerusalem’s reaction to God’s please for repentance? What was God’s response?

Application

Do I follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to repent of sin, or does it take severe punishment from God to get my attention?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Oh Lord, my God and Father: I confess that I often give in to sin too often, that I often rebel against Your Word and Your will too quickly, and that I often turn back to You in repentance far too slowly. I ask that You would give me a heart that seeks to follow and obey Your Spirit, magnify the name of Christ,and glorify You, and that when I sin, I would immediately come to You in repentance rather than rebel and require Your severe punishment to bring me around. I ask this in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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

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

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • 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 Boise & Garden City…

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #41: What is the Lord’s Prayer?

Children’s Answer: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Adult’s Answer: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Memory Verse

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


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