Tag: Proverbs 6:20-22

The power of prayer!

Scripture reading for November 6th:  James 5, Psalm 72, Proverbs 6

Key Scriptures:  James 5:14-16  “Is anyone among you sick?  Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.  And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Therefore, confess  your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

James was the pastor at Jerusalem and the half-brother of Jesus.  His nick-name was “old camel-knees” because of time spent in prayer.  His instruction to the sick in the church was simple.  Call for the praying elders and they will anoint with oil and pray a prayer of faith.  The sick person was to confess any sins that were in their lives and repent as well.  The promise was healing.  Prayers of righteous men and women have great power and are working to bring results desired.

Faith Confession:  I believe in the power of prayer and am thankful I have been declared ‘righteous’ by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  I seek to pray for those who are sick, along with other mature believers, and trust God for results.  Prayer works!

Proverbs 6:20-22 “My son, keep your father’s commandment and forsake not your mother’s teaching.  Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.  When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will talk with you.”  

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God shows no partiality!

Scripture reading for May 17th:  Acts 10, Psalm 99, Proverbs 6

Key Scriptures: Acts 10:34-38 “So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him.  As for the word that He sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all), you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.  He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”  

Peter had been sent by the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel at the home of the Gentile centurion Cornelius.  As he opened his mouth to share, he noted that God shows no partiality between Jew or Gentile, but accepts all who come to Him in repentance and faith.  He simply shared Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection and that forgiveness of sins was available in His Name.  The Holy Spirit filled this group of Gentiles and they began to speak in tongues!

Faith Confession:  God is impartial and shows mercy to all who sincerely come to Him.  Help me to clearly share the Gospel with those who are open.  Send me to those needing understanding of Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 6:20-22  “My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.  Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.  When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you are awake, they will talk with you.”  

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