Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6: 9-11)
Lord, there is so much good news captured in that phrase, “And such were some of you.” Jesus, we live in the hope that you can cleanse us from all sin and unrighteousness and raise us up at the last day.
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. (1 Corinthians 6: 12)
Holy Spirit, keep us from being enslaved by anything which will drag us down and put us under any power except yours.
Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. (1 Corinthians 6: 13)
Father, help us daily bring our bodies under your discipline and righteous law.
And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. (1 Corinthians 6: 14)
Holy Spirit, just as you raised Jesus from the dead by your power; we trust that you will raise us up at the last day as well.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” he says, “shall become one flesh.” (1 Corinthians 6: 15-16)
Jesus, set your people free from sexual immorality and bondage to sin.
But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. (1 Corinthians 6: 17)
Lord Jesus Christ, we want to be bound together with you and be in your Holy Spirit with you.
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 618:)
Father, please help us flee sexual immorality in all its forms.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6: 19)
Holy Spirit, cleanse your temple just as Jesus cleansed the temple in Jerusalem.
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6: 20)
Jesus, thank you for paying the price for our sins.
A word received: Tell them I love them.
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Gen. 7:1-10,17-23: Eph. 4:1-16: Mark 3:7-19
HC: 63:1-8; 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20); 1 Corinthians 6:11b-20; John 1:43-51
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Gen. 8:6-22: Heb. 4:14-5:6: John 2:23-3:15
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
Do you believe in Christ? You know, sadly, every day I see well meaning Christians beating themselves up with unhealthy doses of self condemnation. You do not need to live that way. Romans 8:1 writes, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. ”
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bob Baker and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St. A bit cold and not many out on the street.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H–indicates received a hat
M–indicates received mittens
G–indicates received gloves
S–indicates received a scarf
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: more knitted goods
Hello Torre: Miss Dawn dropped by St. Mary’s this morning with a fresh bundle of new knitted things for the Prayer Table. I will drop them off at Christ Church either Mon or Tues, OK? — Alan
Bill (regular) — Protection from seizures, companionship, and protection for his friend Wendy.
+HGS Tony — “Safety and covering.”
+Jason — We prayed for him and invited him to come and join in the fellowship at church.
+H Tina — “My family.”
+Bill — “I’m homeless now.”
+Anthony — He is facing up to a year in the County Jail for a fight he got into with his girlfriend’s father. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted the forgiveness God was offering him. We urged him to come to church and be part of a Christian fellowship. His girlfriend is pregnant by him.
+Escobido — “For my family.”
[We prayed about the traffic to the crack house next door.]
+Walter — After praying for him he said, “Let me go feed the kids.”
+G Kate — “My family.” We thought she was probably using something and was a “street lady.”
+Rob — “Better times economically.”
Desdemona and Eric — They were going to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.
Joseph — He asked for and received bread and we assured him of God the Father’s love for him. He said, “I know my father is talking with him right now in heaven.”
Rishi – goodness, find his real purpose in life (He told us how his brother had come to the prayer table a year ago and his prayers had been fulfilled – now living a good life in Florida. Had told Rishi if he saw the prayer table he needed to stop.)
+Juan – blessings, and protection for his family.
+Larry – sharing the light of Christ with his neighbors
++HG Brianna – 2012 to be closer to Christ, have His peace
++++Carl – for his family, jobs, clearing family issues so he could marry his girlfriend. We also prayed for his 12 year old daugher Brittany who he says has been drawn to Satan.
Carl and Brianna were in a car that pulled up to the prayer table!
Waved at many cars which waved back – including a new city bus driver.