September 6, 2013

Today you should read: Jeremiah 46

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this passage…

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How can we pray for you today?

– What needs have arisen in your life?
– What troubles are you facing?
– What family situations are plaguing your mind?
– Are you dealing with any physical ailments?
– How is your walk with Christ?
– Has Satan been barraging your achilles heel?
– Whom are you discipling that you want to see bear much fruit?
– What friend/family member is on your heart for salvation/repentance?

If you are willing, post a prayer request or two in the comments section below, and we’ll join together as CPC Jumpstarters to lift you up. Jumpstarters: will you check back periodically through the day to lift up your CPC family? I will.

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As you read today’s passage (Jeremiah 46), you can’t help but rack your mind as to what to do with Egypt! Still an issue to this very day, isn’t it? Egypt seems to have a pretty prominent place in the Bible and God’s plan. Joseph, Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah — even Jesus Christ — all speak to it or were there for some period of time. At this point in Jeremiah, Israel was in some form of alliance with Egypt. So why all the judgment?

Idolatry and false gods.  Verses 13-26 deal with this, but not this alone. This passage also shows God’s disgust for pride. The Egyptian kings ruled with terrible pride. Egypt is also likened to a serpent in verse 22. That’s not exactly the best title to receive from God, since the Serpent — Satan — is going to experience the full weight of God’s fierce power in the days to come.

God will judge all the nations. This passage means exactly what it says. The good news for the nations is that Christ died for all of them. Destruction will come to those who choose their idols/kings over the King of Kings.

This passage also brings up “the day of the Lord” in verse 10. We’ve spoken of this in the past, so we’ll direct you to one of those posts.

Check out this Jumpstart post from a while back that deals with “the day of the Lord”.

Hope you have a blessed day. Looking forward to praying for you and with you.

Posted by: Todd Thomas

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

12 thoughts on “September 6, 2013”

  1. I would like to say thank you for a church willing to pray for one another! Prayer requests:1. Salvation for my dad. 2. Change my attitude of complaining. 3. Give me the ability to love like God loves and a urgency to “Go” Matthew 28:19-20. Thank you!

    1. Tex, I am praying with you about these things today. Specifically encouraged about your heart for the gospel and I’m praying that your dad comes to Jesus soon.

      I’m with you on the complaining heart thing. Been asking the Lord to change that in me lately as well.

  2. So grateful for a church family that believes in the power of prayer. My heart is heavy for my husband and some relationships in his life that are suffering. Need prayer for a friend who is having medical tests today. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the opportunity to share our requests. First, I have a praise for the wonderful recovery of our oldest daughter, Kristina, from her horse racing accident on 8/19. Many people have been praying and God is healing her so quickly. I also ask for prayer that she would walk closer to the Lord. I have a friend coming over this evening whom I need to talk to about salvation. Please pray that I would heed the Holy Spirit and that her heart would be open. Thank you!

  4. That I get back to where I should be in my daily time with God and that I would be an effective witness to unsaved family members. Thanks!

  5. For continued boldness and guidance as I seek to serve the least of these in Lexington. God has already used me to share with a number of people the past two weeks but there are so many more to reach and build relationships with. Also, for opened hearts to receive and understand the Gospel. —Praise for the opportunities I’ve already been given and the courage to speak the Gospel and what God has done in my life. Thanks!

  6. I am so thankful for the opportunity to go to graduate school. Even though I haven’t started yet- I pray to feel God’s protection and reassurance… (“I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.” Phil 4:13)

  7. Oh, also for safety for all the people serving downtown. On Tuesday we were reminded of a drive-by shooter who is still on the loose in one of the neighborhoods. It wasn’t the one I was in but it still reminds you that there is a risk when you go serve others and try to reach the lost; you have to count the cost. Thanks!!

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