Luke 9:1-2 (Healing Hands!)

22 Sep Luke 9:1-2 (Healing Hands!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).

Jesus gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and He sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:1-2 (full readings)

Pat nuggets:
* God gave us authority to expel demons. Do you think demons no longer exist? When faced with Spiritual warfare, call on the name of Jesus to disarm the evil, which saves you from being pulled into the darkness (despair). For Spiritual warfare guidance, check out Lighthouse Ministry International (St. Paul, MN) and a book called Unbound by Neal Lozano. Jesus we trust in you, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
* Prayer and a healing hand are powerful tools for healing physical/Spiritual ailments. Thanks to the LIFE Group members who recently used these tools for JP Peters (today’s image) and 1 yr old Sarah Castle. Sarah recovered from her serious seizure (caused by roseola), and JP was able to see his Dad finish a marathon (Running for JP). Just hours before Sarah’s seizure, Steve pointed out in his devotion that “we all follow Christ with some ailment or infirmity in tow.” The Word of God is both healing medicine and preventative medicine for ourselves/others in this broken world. Have you accepted the great Christian commission “to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick”? This song will move you: You Can Have Me.
* The 2011 LIFE Runners (FB) are on a faith journey to the Kansas City half/full Marathon (15 Oct). Our God-sized goal for 2011 is to build a miracle team with 100 LIFE Runners (wearing the “REMEMBER The Unborn” jersey) who raise $25,000 for the Alpha Center pregnancy bus (free ultrasounds). This year we had 17 LIFE Runners who raised $7,000. Please let me know if you or others would like to run with this life saving vision/mission. Vision: LIFE Runners will pray and run as a team until we cross the finish line to end abortion. Mission: LIFE Runners are members of the LIFE Group Devotions faith community who pray, run, and raise funds for ProLife!

Faith Challenge: Who is in need of the healing Word of God or the healing hands of the Body of Christ? Bring this to them. Share the LIFE Group Devotions with others. 40 Days for Life starts today!

Counter-Culture News: LSN, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life, Live Action.

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. Peters family (JP), Rich Reich (cousin Tom cancer), Vicki Kerkvliet (Mom’s radiation treatment), Karen Ryan-Philpott (2 wk old Baby William’s heart issues), Pat Castle (Molly Barber in hospital)
* Carol Nesbitt (special intention)

Faith Quote: “True life is to progressively attain self-control. Root your hope and your faith in Christ.” John Paul II
In God We Trust,
Jer 1:5

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