08 Jun Equipped (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work .” ~ 2 Tim. 3:16-17 (full readings)
Steve’s Reflections: Are you competent and equipped for God’s work? St. Jerome, the first person to translate the Bible stated, “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ.” The Bible is central to forming a relationship with Jesus Christ because it tells the story of his life; who He is and what He teaches. Paul makes it clear in today’s reading the infinite value of scripture and it’s use for “every good work.” There is never a circumstance in which scripture is not valuable! It always adds to our faith life. The LIFE Group was founded on the bedrock of faith and devotion to scripture and the life of this ministry flows from the continued daily LIFE Devotions. Our founding verse (Jeremiah 1:5) speaks of God’s truth and plan for us from the earliest stages of life, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” The Mission of the LIFE Group to defend life from conception to natural death through prayer, awareness, and charity is rooted firmly in this verse and our Catholic faith.
* Steve Castle serves the LIFE Group on the corporate board, is a regular author for LIFE Group Devotions on Friday’s, and is the editor/voice of the LIFE Minute. His wife Tina and he live in Fergus Falls, MN where they are attending to their number one ministry; their four children. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: I have heard the catchy acronym for the B.I.B.L.E. as “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth”. Don’t go home (Heaven) without it!
Sr. Francelle’s Devotion: Judge Not (June 6, 2008)
Counter-Culture News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life, AFA, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. William of York (d. 1154)
Faith Quote: “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” ~ Blessed John Paul II the Great
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (and family): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.
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