December 8, 2014

Read: 1 Corinthians 1:18, 23-24

In this age of “enlightenment,” it is amazing that the lost world is still seeking unity in much the same way as during Christ’s time on earth. The lost world does not take the teachings of the Bible seriously but considers Jesus' teachings as superstition, passé, or a good moral compass. Those who know Jesus as their Lord and Savior understand that man’s efforts for total world unity is in vain, and, only through Christ, can there be unity among men.

During the Christmas season Christians have the unique opportunity to not only tell the lost world about Jesus, but to be living proof of His grace through being examples of Christian principles and love. As we Christians enter this Christmas season, we must remember that even though the world does not believe or understand and may ridicule us, our witness may be the one act that keeps someone from spending eternity separated from God.

Pray: 

Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God regarding your family and your ministry.  Ask for help and guidance in sharing your Jesus with others and helping others grow in Him.  Offer prayers concerning your activities for this day and any special concerns you may have.  Intercede on behalf of local, national, and world missions.  Pray the Great Commission would be fulfilled and for any special concerns you may have for missions.