Legacy assignments for Dec. 3

Barnabas (pg.1078)

Nehemiah (pg. 462)

Nehemiah’s Prayer (pg. 457)

Aquila and Priscilla (pg. 1083)

Mission Control (pg. 1086)

 

Barnabas:  Acts 15:37-38

At some point in our lives, we all need a little encouragement. Who is the Barnabas in your life? Are you a “son of

encouragement” or a “daughter of encouragement”? If not, what nickname will define your legacy?

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See article on page 1078 of the Legacy Bible.

Related scripture:  Acts 4:36-37; 9:27- 15:41, 1 Cor. 9:6; Gal. 2:1, 9, 13; Col. 4:10.

 

Nehemiah:  Nehemiah 1:4

How often do you approach prayer as a planning session with God?

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See article on page 462 of the Legacy Bible.

Related scriptures:  The book of Nehemiah.

 

Nehemiah’s Prayer:

Nehemiah willingly left a secure situation to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (see Neh. 2:1-5). Along the way he

never hesitated to ask God for His help.

I remember a time when God touched my life with a need, a mission, a challenge or a dream, and I prayed to Him

about it. Here’s what happened:

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Related scripture: Judges 16:28-30; 1 Chronicles 4:9-10; Matthew 26:36-39

 

 

Aquila and Priscilla:  Acts 18:1-3

How has hospitality affected your faith experiences, and what part does it play in your legacy?

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See article on 1083 of the Legacy Bible.

Related scripture:  Acts 18:1-3, 18-28; Rom. 16:3-5; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19.

 

Mission Control:  Acts 20:13-38

When Paul said good-bye to the leaders of the church in Ephesus, he summarized his personal mission statement

which was to tell others of God’s grace. Like Paul, God gives each believer a special mission.

My God given mission is to…

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I pray that you…

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Related scripture:  Acts 13:36; Romans 12:1-8, Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 3:10-11

Devotional thought

Ephesians 6:17 tells us that God has given us the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.  The Greek word used here is Rhema.  It describes something that is spoken clearly, in definite terms.  It carries the idea of a quickened word which the Holy Spirit makes to come alive in us.  It is usually directly from the written Word of God.  As we meditate on God and His Word, the Holy Spirit will often bring a verse to the forefront in an unmistakable way.  In one case, a friend of mine experiences a rhema whenever the devil tries to deeply discourage her.  God will bring the verse, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)  It will come suddenly over the radio or TV or it will be in her readings, or someone sends her a card in the mail.  For every person it is personal.  God wants to be up front and personal with you through His rhema word.  Be on the lookout for this experience.

Legacy assignments for Nov. 26

Paul (pg. 1070)

Facing Facts (pg. 1073)

 

Paul: Galatians 2:20

To what degree have you boldly taken hold of the life Christ has offered you?

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See article on page 1070 of the Legacy Bible.

Related scripture: Acts 7:58- 28:31; 2 Peter 3:15-16; throughout his 13 letters, Romans through Philemon.

 

Facing Facts:  Acts 10: 9-48

 

After God confronted Peter about his ethnic and religious arrogance as a Jew, Peter let go

of his feelings in order to share God’s good news with the Gentiles. Like he did for Peter –

and as he later did again through Paul (see Galatians 2:11-21) – God continues to challenge

his people to face the prejudices and issues in their lives so that no superficial barriers will

hinder their ministry.

 

God has confronted some attitudes I have had. Here’s what I had to let go of:

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When I did let go, here’s what happened:

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Related scripture:  Matthew 5:43-48; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Devotional Thought

Dive into Ezekiel 47:1-12 closely today.  Take time to visit God’s Word as it so vividly captures a snapshot of the healing river flowing from the Temple in the prophet’s vision.  As you examine it – close your eyes and imagine it.  Feel the water as it submerges more of your body.  Think of all the spiritual implications and allusions made by these verses.  As you journey, consider these other passages as well:  Genesis 2:8-10; Psalm 1:3; Jeremiah 17:8; Zechariah 14:8; Matthew 4:18-22; John 7:38; Revelation 22:1-2.

“…so where the river flows everything will live” (Ezekiel 47:9).

Holy Spirit, help us live!

Legacy assignments for Nov. 19

The Life of the Body:  Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-35

 

The Holy Spirit came with power and the church was born. Soon the following wonderful

qualities were being lived out in the new community of believers: learning God’s Word,

worship, generosity, prayer, praise and fellowship.

These aspects of church life are an important aspect of my life because…

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Make the most of your community of believers by…

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Related scripture: Psalm 150; Ephesians 5:15-20; Colossians 3:15-17

Prayer focus

As we fast today, please uplift the leadership of Trinity Chapel. 1 Peter 5:1-2, “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God…”

Leadership of any kind comes responsibility. Each leader has to answer to God for how he/she leads. Whether it be ministry leaders, deacons, pastoral staff, especially the lead pastor, all would covet your prayers today.

Legacy assignments for Nov. 12

True Riches (pg.1169)

Follow the Leader (pg. 829)

Sin Hurts (pg. 873)

 

True Riches:  1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19

These verses in 1 Timothy 6 encourage us to be content with what we are given in this world. This

will enable us to be generous and to lay up treasures in heaven.

This is how I learned to embrace the freedom that comes from being content:

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In regard to contentment in your life, I pray that you…

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Related scripture: Matthew 6:19-24, 2 Corinthians 9; Philippians 4:8-13

 

Follow the Leader:  Ezekiel 34

Whether it involves family, church, community or government, God takes the responsibility of leadership

very seriously. Although Ezekiel 34 describes negative effects of poor leaders, if we turn the message around,

we can learn what makes an excellent leader.

According to this chapter, this is what great leadership looks like:

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Leaders whom I’ve known or observed who exemplify these qualities include:

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I admire these leadership qualities in you:

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Related scripture:  Exodus 18:13-26; Mark 10:42-45; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Peter 5:1-4

 

Sin Hurts:  Joel, Amos, Obadiah

Echoing the sentiments expressed in the books of Joel, Amos and Obadiah, Paul said in Romans 6:23

that the “wages of sin is death”- pain, sorrow, separation and isolation. But there is hope, for “the

gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Sin brings death, but obedience brings life.

How sin hurt me and the people I love:

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How obedience to God has brought freedom and life to me and the people I love:

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My prayer for you is…

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