February 14, 2019
Dearest Flock -
For those who would like to get the most out of this week's worship service, I suggest carefully reading the prescribed passage and prayerfully chewing on the following questions:
Just & Right Is He
God had ordained that through Abraham and Sarah all the families of the earth would be blessed. In order to accomplish that, Abraham (as the spiritual head of his home) needed to make sure their children understood and appreciated the Lord's justice, mercy and grace. What attribute of God is revealed in v. 21 that would help future children of Abraham to trust in His fairness? Deut 32:4 (click here for family book list)
Beginning in v. 23 Abraham intercedes, not just for those who pay attention to God and love Him, but for those who live with Him at their back and mock His plans/purposes. Why do you think the Lord allows the negotiation to play out over the next 10 verses? Rom 8:29
Begin each morning this week resting in the grace (unmerited favor) of God, basking in His unfailing love and devotion. Then intercede for Seattle and its environs (including the Eastside). If you're not part of the Awaken Seattle prayer campaign, please text Pray100 to 245-87 for a one sentence daily directed prayer from now to Palm Sunday (April 14). End each day resting in the God of truth who is without iniquity...just and right is He!
P.S. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to download the free YouVersion app and begin each day with the verse of the day. YouVersion has the added benefit of chronicling all our upcoming events with hyperlinks for easy registration/participation. This is an excellent way to stay connected at CCE! :)
P.P.S. Use online concordance (i.e. www.blueletterbible.org or www.preceptaustin.org) to look up keywords, etc.