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Praying for God’s workers!

Scripture reading for June 13th: Proverbs 16-18, Romans 15

Romans 15:29-33 “I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ. I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company. May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”

God’s Word declares that all His people are ‘saints’, set apart to serve Him. But those chosen to go out and preach and teach and evangelize are to be supported in prayer by those that send them. Paul asks the church to pray for him as he goes on to minister in places not yet reached by the Gospel. He asks deliverance from the unbelievers. This does not mean that he won’t be persecuted or suffer for Christ’s sake and the Gospel. He asks that his service, his ministry and life will be acceptable to the saints and to God and that by God’s will he might return to them and share the joy of ministry he has experienced and be refreshed by their ministry to him. As believers we are told to ‘strive together’ with God’s workers in prayer and support. As we give prayer, our God of hope and peace will be with us!

Romans 15:13 “May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Prayer: Father God of Hope and Peace, thank You for filling me with joy and peace as I trust in You for salvation and power to obey Your Word. I lift up those who are preaching and teaching Your Word in lands where they have never heard. Deliver them from attacks of unbelievers and make their work acceptable to the saints and to You. Fill them with joy and peace and abounding hope as they trust You.

Proverbs 16:20 “Whoever gives thought to the Word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”

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Having eternal impact!

Scripture reading for November 20th:  1st John 2, Psalm 91-92, Proverbs 16

Key Scriptures:  1st John 2:15-17  “Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world–the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life–is not from the Father but is from the world.  And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”  

John cautioned followers of Christ to hold the things of this world with an open hand.  The human desires for power, material things, and status did not come from God the Father, but from our flesh and the world we live in.  This world and its desires are passing away.  It is very temporary.  As Christ’s disciples, we must seek and obey the will of God.  That is eternal and life indeed!

Faith Confession:  Lord, forgive me for holding on to the things of this world and often following its desires.  Help me today to embrace Your will and obey Your word with joy and eternal hope!  You promise the best is yet to come!  Amen!

Proverbs 16:20  “Whoever gives thought to the Word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”  

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Declaring the whole counsel of God!

Scripture reading for May 31st:  Acts 20, Psalm 109, Proverbs 16

Key Scriptures: Acts 20:24-27 “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.  And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again.  Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all, for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.”  

As Paul met a final time with the elders of the Ephesian church, he spoke to them about his life and ministry in their midst, spending two years there preaching the gospel.  He told them of the warnings of future imprisonment and persecution that he had received.  He declared that his own life was only valuable to help him finish his mission here on earth.  He had no regrets about the Ephesians either.  He had fully preached the whole counsel of God to them and was innocent of their blood.  What a great faith confession!

Faith Confession:  Lord, help me to declare the whole counsel of God to those in my circle of influence.  I want none to perish, but all to come to repentance and eternal life.

Proverbs 16:20 “Whoever gives thought to the Word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”  

 

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