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From the Senior Pastor

Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,


2014 is upon us! It is with much gladness that I am ushering CCF to
another new year. Indeed, God has been good!
We have spent a large part of the last year studying Gods different
attributes and that proved to be very timely. The last part of 2013
had been hard for the Philippines with the pork barrel scandal,
Zamboanga crisis, Bohol earthquakes, and Typhoon Yolanda. It is
good to remember that in the midst of pain and suffering, God is
good and sovereign all the time.
If God is sovereign, then He is Lord of all. He has absolute control
in all areas of life. His dominion encompasses everything government, church, health, relationships, talents, treasures, and
time. These things are all from Him.
If these things are all from Him, how do we then respond to them?
This brings to mind something John Wesley said. He said, When
the possessor of Heaven and Earth brought you into being and
placed you in this world, He placed you here not as an owner but
as a steward. As such, He entrusted you for a season with goods of
various kinds. But the sole property of these still rests in Him nor
can ever be alienated from Him, as you are not your own but His.
Since these things are All from Him, it is only logical to say that
they are also All for Him. We respond to Gods Lordship with our
stewardship. God entrusted everything (even our very lives) to us.
When we become good stewards, we give our utmost worship to
God. We submit to His will for He is King of Kings and Lord of
Lords.
It is my pleasure to invite you to join me in a week of prayer and
fasting to know how we can submit our everything to Gods
Lordship. May this prayer and fasting week steer CCF into the
direction of becoming good stewards - all for Gods glory!
Wishing everyone a blessed new year,
Pastor Peter Tan-Chi

Table of Contents
Guide ...................................................................................................................... 2
Prayer and Fasting.......................................................................................... 4
Why Fast? .......................................................................................................... 5
Four Kinds of Fasting ..................................................................................... 7
Preparing to Fast............................................................................................. 8
Caution .............................................................................................................. 9
During a Fast .................................................................................................. 10
Breaking the Fast .......................................................................................... 12
Conclusion ...................................................................................................... 13

Schedule............................................................................................................. 14
Devotions ........................................................................................................... 16
Our Country .................................................................................................... 18
Our Church .................................................................................................... 20
Our Bodies ..................................................................................................... 22
Our Relationships ........................................................................................ 24
Our Time and Talents ................................................................................. 26
Our Finances ................................................................................................. 28
His Creation ................................................................................................... 30

Prayer List ......................................................................................................... 32

Worship is giving God the best that He has


given you. Be careful what you do with the best
you have. Whenever you get a blessing from
God, give it back to Him as a love gift.
Take time to meditate before God and offer the
blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of
worship. If you hoard a thing for yourself, it will
turn into spiritual dry rot, as the manna did
when it was hoarded.
God will never let you hold a spiritual thing for
yourself; it has to be given back to Him that He
may make it a blessing to others.

Oswald Chambers

GUIDE

If God was the owner, I was the manager. I


needed to adopt a stewards mentality toward
the assets He had entrusted - not given - to me.
A steward manages assets for the owners
benefit. The steward carries no sense of
entitlement to the assets he manages. Its his
job to find out what the owner wants done with
his assets, then carry out his will.

Randy Alcorn

Prayer and Fasting


The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Sren Kierkegaard

Throughout history, God has called on His people to humble


themselves through prayer and fasting. As a spiritual family, we
practice prayer and fasting to deepen our intimacy with God.
Fasting is a spiritual weapon God used to advance His kingdom,
move nations, spark revival, and bring victory to the lives of His
people.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God says, If My people who are called by My
name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn
from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land. Prayer and fasting fulfill these
requirements.
If you fast, you will find yourself being humbled. You will discover
more time to pray and seek Gods face. And as He leads you to
recognize and repent of unconfessed sin, you will experience
special blessings from God.
Fasting is part of a believers life of faith in Christ. In a fast, the
believer chooses to do without something that is hard to do
without for a set period of time.
Biblical fasting is more simply not eating, but it is abstinence from
food with a spiritual goal in mind. It always accompanied by prayer
in the Bible; it is a form of worship. Fasting is a way of serving God
(Luke 2:37) and ministering to the Lord (Acts 13:2).
As we fast again this year, let us all be reminded that we do
everything for the glory of God.

Why Fast?
Fasting from any nourishment, activity, involvement or
pursuitfor any seasonsets the stage for God to appear.
Dan B. Allender

God expects us to fast.


And whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites
do, for they neglect their appearance in order to be seen fasting by
men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when
you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face. Matthew 6:16-17

Jesus said When you fast, not if you fast. This means that fasting,
like prayer, is not an option. Fasting is part of the Christian life.

Jesus Fasted.
And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became
hungry. Matthew 4:2

Before His ministry, Jesus fasted for forty days. He knew He


needed spiritual strength to fulfill His purposes. Fasting makes us
physically weak, but spiritually stronger and more prepared to do
Gods work.

The early Church fasted.


Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them,
they sent them away. Acts 13:3 (see also Acts 14:23)

The Church fasted for Saul (Paul) and Barnabas. Later, Paul and
Barnabas appointed leaders in various churches, fasting and
praying before commending these leaders to the Lord.

Fasting demonstrates humility before God.


But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I
humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer kept returning to my
bosom. Psalm 35:13 (See also 1 Kings 21:27-29; Ezra 8:21)

Humility lets us experience Gods grace. When we humble


ourselves in prayer and turn from our wicked ways, God promises
to hear us and answer us according to His perfect will.

Fasting makes us sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.


And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led
about by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by
the devil. And He ate nothing during those days; and when they had
ended, He became hungry.
Luke 4:1-2 (See also Acts 13:2, Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29)

We are prone to forget our priorities. Fasting is a visible reminder


to us that God takes precedence over all our needs. Fasting lifts up
the matter at hand to God who is able to bring about awesome
works that bring Him great glory.

Fasting brings about personal and national spiritual revival.


If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray,
and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and
supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. Daniel 9:3

Fasting prompts revival to an individual and to the country. It brings


forth a stirring that will heal and change us and prepare us for
greater things in Gods kingdom.

Fasting is good for our health.


Fasting improves our physical condition. Many impurities in the
body are burned up when the body is denied food, thus, clearing
the mind, cleansing, and healing the body. Even people who are
underweight who fast for spiritual purposes have been known to
gain weight after completing their fasts. Many Bible teachers say
that a three-day fast is especially beneficial for spiritual cleansing
and also for breaking addictive habits.
(What Does the Bible Say About Fasting?, Christ Unlimited Ministries, www.bible.com)

Four Kinds of Fasting


There are probably as many ways to fast as there are ways to pray,
but these four ideas are a starting point.
1. Normal fast
In a normal fast, a person goes without food for a predetermined
amount of time - 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, or longer. Water is allowed
and necessary, of course. Extreme care should be taken with long
fasts, especially if there are any underlying medical conditions. It is
wise to consult your physician if you are planning on embarking on
a long fast.
2. Partial fast
In a partial fast, a person just eats certain food in a period of time or
has one or two meals a day. Daniel and John the Baptist
maintained a certain diet during their fasts. John Wesley ate only
bread and water for many days as his fast.
3. Juice fast
This is a partial fast specifically restricted to only juices.
4. Object fast
It is possible to fast on something other than food. Some decide to
fast on TV or computer time. But for the rest of this booklet, we will
address food fasts. The key is to replace the time spent on that
activity with time devoted to the Lord.

Preparing to Fast
Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all
that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm
the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even
ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.
Andrew Murray

1. Set your objective and commit to a type of fast.


Why are you fasting? Renewal? Guidance? Healing? Special grace?
Ask for leading from the Holy Spirit. Once you know why, you must
commit to the fast.
Choose the type of fast God wants you to undertake.
Choose how much time you will devote daily to prayer and
meditating on Gods Word.
2. Be expectant.
Be reminded that the Lord listens to a prayer from the heart. Be
humble and authentic as we expect results from God.
3. Prepare yourself spiritually.
The foundation of fasting is repentance. Unconfessed sin hinders
prayers. Seek forgiveness from all you have offended and forgive
all who have hurt you as the Holy Spirit leads you.
4. Prepare yourself physically.
If you take medication or have a chronic ailment, consult your
physician before beginning the fast.
5. Lessen physical activities.
Limit your physical and social activities during your fast so you can
spend more time in prayer and reading the Bible.
As you dedicate time in fellowship with the Father, ask for
guidance. Clearly define your expected personal applications in
your life, family, finances, and church. You are entrusting these to
God for the rest of the year.
Expect God to answer. Remain thankful throughout and after the
fast.

Caution
While there are benefits in fasting, some should not fast without
professional supervision.
For example:
Persons who are physically too thin or emaciated.
Persons who are prone to anorexia, bulimia, or other eating
disorders.
Those who suffer weakness or anemia.
Persons who have tumors, bleeding ulcers, cancer, blood
diseases, or who have heart disease.
Those who suffer chronic problems with kidneys, liver, lungs,
heart, or other important organs.
Individuals who take insulin for diabetes, or suffer any other
blood sugar problem such as hyperglycemia.
Women who are pregnant or nursing.
People taking prescription drugs. Consulting your attending
physician before taking your medication.
Consult your doctor before you begin your fast. But be aware that
many doctors have not been trained in this area so their
understanding about it may be limited.

During a Fast
We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our
first line of defense. We pray when theres nothing else we can do,
but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.
Oswald Chambers

1. Seek the Lord.


During the times you usually allocate for meals, commit to prayer
and Bible reading. Remain accountable to your small groups. What
you dont eat physically should be compensated spiritually. One
way is to attend the daily evening prayers in CCF at 7-8pm. Be
ready to respond when you hear from God.
2. Commit to change.
Work on whatever God convicts you of immediately. If you need to
make amends, immediately contact those you have broken
relationships with. Ask your small group leader to hold you
accountable.
3. Pray for suggested items.
Pray for the items on your prayer list and other items as the Spirit
leads. Let us use this time to intercede for our family, church,
country, government, Dgroup members, Christians around the
world, missions, etc.
4. Fill your mind with the Word of the Lord.
Soak in Gods Word. Although our body may hunger, our soul must
be filled with the spiritual food that will help us to deny our flesh.
Consider a fast from food as a spiritual feast.
5. Put yourself on a schedule.
Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. Listen to His
leading. The more time you spend with Him, the more meaningful
your fast will be.

Praise and worship.


Confession and repentance of sin.
Meditate on Gods Word.
Pray for His vision in your life and empowerment to do it.

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Spend time in intercessory prayer for your leaders, the worlds


unreached millions, your family, and personal needs.
Take short, spiritual walks.
If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer.
Avoid television, computer games, casual internet surfing,
movies, parties, or other distractions that may dampen your
spiritual focus.
6. Attend evening watches.
Try to attend the daily evening prayer time at 7-8pm. Dgroup
meetings during the fasting period can be postponed or
rescheduled to give the members the option to attend the evening
watches.
7. Have the right motives.
Your fast is to glorify God, listen to Him, be more intimate with Him,
and lift your burdens to Him. When your motives are right, God will
honor your seeking heart and bless your time with Him in a very
special way.

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Breaking the Fast


Every fool can fast, but only the wise man knows how to break a fast.
G.B. Shaw

1. End your fast gradually.


Begin eating gradually. Do not eat solid food immediately after
your fast. Suddenly reintroducing solid food to your stomach and
your digestive tract can have negative, even dangerous,
consequences.
Try several smaller meals or snacks. Ending your fast gradually will
result in continued good health. Start with fruits, fruit juice, salads,
and soups, and then eventually eat more solid food.
Overall, the following four factors represent what we are trying to
accomplish when breaking a fast:

Frequent meals to fewer meals


Small meals to larger meals
Easy to digest to harder to digest
Less variety to more variety

2. Continue to pray.
Dont let your prayer end the day you finish the fast. Build from the
momentum you gained. Let it transform your prayer and devotional
life. Carry the newfound passion with you throughout the rest of
the year.
3. Expect greater intimacy with God.
If you sincerely humble yourself before the Lord, repent, pray, seek
Gods face, and meditate on His Word, you will experience a
heightened awareness of His presence (John 14:21).
4. Experience the joy of Gods presence.
Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is
fullness of joy; In thy right hand are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11

Let us bask in the fullness of joy in the Lord as we abide in His


glorious presence. When we have denied our flesh, empowered
our spirit with prayer, and solely depended on God for
nourishment, we experience Gods magnificent power.
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Conclusion
Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the
human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when
upon his knees he comes face to face with God.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Our five-day prayer and fasting gives us the opportunity to realign


our lives according to His will and consecrate the rest of the year to
Him. As we humble ourselves as a church before Him in prayer, we
can expect Him to move mightily in our midst.
Gods will is for each and every one of us to grow in our
understanding of Him. Every year, we need to experience a greater
awe of His inexhaustible love, power, and holiness. So seek Him
with all your heart; God has promised that you will find Him!

He who kneels the most, stands the best.


D.L. Moody
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SCHEDULE

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Day 1. Monday

Day 2. Tuesday

Drink water only


Drink juice only
Eat one meal only
Eat two meals only
Other: ___________

Drink water only


Drink juice only
Eat one meal only
Eat two meals only
Other: ___________

Day 3. Wednesday

Day 4. Thursday

Drink water only


Drink juice only
Eat one meal only
Eat two meals only
Other: ___________

Drink water only


Drink juice only
Eat one meal only
Eat two meals only
Other: ___________

Day 5. Friday

Day 6. Saturday

Drink water only


Drink juice only
Eat one meal only
Eat two meals only
Other: ___________

Drink water only


Drink juice only
Eat one meal only
Eat two meals only
Other: ___________

Perhaps the greatest hindrance to


our work is our own imagined
strength; and in fasting we learn
what poor, weak creatures we aredependent on a meal of meat for
the little strength which we are so
apt to lean upon.

Day 7. Sunday
Break fast

Hudson Taylor
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DEVOTIONS

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The fear of the Lord helps us recognize our


accountability to God for the stewardship of
leadership. It motivates us to seek the Lords
wisdom and understanding in difficult
situations. And it challenges us to give our all to
the Lord by serving those we lead with love
and humility.

Paul Chappell

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1. Monday

Our Country
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for
there is no authority except that which God has established.
Romans 13:1a (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. How is the Lord described in 1 Chronicles 29:11-12? What is
His role in elevating people to positions of leadership (verse 12b)?
2. Read Isaiah 45:1-7. Who elevated pagan ruler Cyrus as emperor?
In what ways was the Lord involved in His rule? In verse 7, we
find two pairs of merisms (contrasting words that express totality
or completeness, e.g. light and dark). What should then be our
attitude towards calamities, prosperity, and everything between?
3. Read Romans 13:1-4. From where does the mandate of human
authorities come? What are the implications of disobeying them?
4. Look up the following passages: Psalm 22:28, Psalm 99:1-2,
Psalm 115:3, Proverbs 21:1, Isaiah 14:27, Daniel 2:20-21,
Daniel 4:35. Write briefly what each says about how God is
involved in the affairs of our country.

Our Stewardship
1. List our God-ordained responsibilities as good stewards
according to Romans 13:1-7. According to Daniel 3:1-12, 6:6-12,
and Acts 4:18-19, what is the only occasion when we should not
obey our rulers?
2. 1 Peter 2:13-17 adds the aspect of giving honor to people,
particularly the king. What wrong attitudes show disrespect and
dishonor in spite of outward obedience to people in authority?
3. Based on 1 Timothy 2:1-4, in what other ways can we honor our
leaders? What kinds of prayers are suggested in the passage?
4. To put things into action, how are you prone to disrespecting
people in authority whenever you disagree with them? What
specific commitments would you make to align yourself under
Gods lordship?
the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth
that God governs the affairs of men.
Benjamin Franklin
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2. Tuesday

Our Church
And he put all things under his feet and gave him
as head over all things to the church, which is his body,
the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Ephesians 1:22-23 (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. In Matthew 28:18, Jesus talked about all authority in heaven
and on earth having been given to Him. Write down how that
authority is described in Ephesians 1:20-23.
2. Read Ephesians 5:22-33. How do verses 25-27 & 29 describe
Christs love for the church? How are the church and its
individual members to relate to Christ (verse 24)?

Our Stewardship
1. Read Ephesians 4:11-16. What does the Lord want for His body,
the church, according to verse 12? What end goal does Christ
want for His church according to verse 13?
2. What concrete steps will you take so that you will grow in Christ?
What practical ways will you do to help others in the church to
grow also? How will you do it to fulfill the qualifying phrase in
every way? Why is speaking the truth in love (verse 15)
necessary in helping the church, even individual members to
grow?
3. For the following passages, write down ways to build up the
church: Romans 12:10-13, Romans 14:19-15:3,
1 Corinthians 14:1-12, 26, Ephesians 4:29, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-13,
2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 10:24-25, Hebrews 13:17.

4. Choose two of the above ways of helping build others up and


write a prayer of commitment to the Lord on how you will help in
the building up of Christs body, the Church.

Christians are one society, one body politic and they are subject to
the same King, Jesus Christ. He is the head of the church.
Jonathan Edwards
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3. Wednesday

Our Bodies
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. Read Psalm 139:1-18. Gods Lordship over everyone is
manifested by His dominance in and mastery over each
persons life. What attribute of God is portrayed in verses 1-6
that validates His Lordship? What about in 7-12? 13-18?
2. How would you understand God having ordained your days in
verse 16? What aspect of a persons life is God involved in?
How is the love of God clearly manifested in these verses?
3. Read Acts 17:24-28. Underline or highlight the portions in the
passage that indicate Gods lordship over us.

Our Stewardship
1. According to the following passages, what are some physically
or spiritually harmful ways that we tend to use our bodies?

Proverbs 21:4
Proverbs 23:20-21
Ecclesiastes 6:7
Matthew 5:27-29
Ephesians 4:28
Ephesians 4:29

2. From the following passages, identify some of the reasons why


we should honor God with our bodies:

1 Corinthians 6:11
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
2 Corinthians 5:9-10
Philippians 3:18-21

3. Read Romans 12:1, Colossians 3:15-17, and Galatians 5:16. Write


your personal plan on how you will honor God with your body.
Taking good care of the body is proper stewardship of the
temple of the Holy Spirit. A Christian should go to the doctor
not primarily to get well, but to be a good steward.
Robert D. Smith
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4. Thursday

Our Relationships
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:11 (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. Read Ezekiel 18:4 and Ecclesiastes 9:9. Think of your own
relationships, and acknowledge the One who gave them to you.
2. Read Genesis 2:18-24. In verse 18, why did God provide a
relationship for Adam? Why do you think it is not good for man
to be alone?
3. Read Matthew 10:37 and Luke 14:26. What are the dangers in
devoting ourselves more to human relationships than to God?
4. Name each of your relationships, thanking God for each.
Relinquish ownership of them to God.

Our Stewardship
1. Gods Word exhorts every mature believer to manage his family
well. How did Abraham do this in Genesis 18:18-19?
2. What were the mistakes of the parents in relating to their
children in the following verses: 1 Samuel 3:13, 1 Samuel 8:3,
1 Kings 1:6, and 2 Chronicles 22:3? Compare Genesis 20:1-2 with
26:6-7; also compare Genesis 25:27-28 with 37:3. How does the
behavior of parents influence the lives of the children?
3. Look up the verses specific to different relationships and list
down Gods instruction for your own relationships.
a. HusbandWife: Mark 10:6-12, 1 Corinthians 7:3-16, Ephesians
5:22-31, Colossians 3:18-19, Hebrews 13:4, 1 Peter 3:1-7.
b. ParentsChildren: Deuteronomy 6:7, Deuteronomy 11:18-21,
Proverbs 22:6, Luke 15:17-24, Ephesians 6:1-4.
c. Others: 1 Timothy 5:4
4. Write a prayer of commitment to put one lesson into practice
starting this week.
Four of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship
to God while the other six deal with our relationships
with people. But all ten are about relationships.
Rick Warren
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5. Friday

Our Time and Talents


Everything comes from you, and we have given you
only what comes from your hand.
1 Chronicles 29:14 (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. Read Job 14:5, Psalm 139:16, and Acts 17:26. Circle the verbs
used to describe Gods complete control over our time. What
else has He determined for us in Acts 17:26? How should this
influence our tendency to make plans for ourselves without
seeking Gods counsel and approval?
2. Read Job 9:25, Psalm 39:5 and James 4:14. How does each
describe the length of a persons life?

Our Stewardship
1. In Psalm 90:12, Moses prayed, Teach us to number our days
that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. As of 2011, the
average lifespan for Filipinos is 68 years (World Bank). How many
years remain in your life if you were to live that long?
2. In what endeavors, ambitions, and dreams will you invest your
life assuming you have that many more years to live? How
differently would you live your life if you had only one year?
3. Ephesians 5:15-17 says, Be very careful how you livenot as
unwise but as wise do not be foolish but understand what the
Lords will is. Applying this, look up the following passages and
list down biblical instructions on how you should use your time
and talents. Then write a prayer of commitment to the Lord
about using your time and talents for the Lord.

Romans 12:6-8
Romans 13:11-14
Galatians 6:9-10
Ephesians 6:5-8
1 Peter 2:12
1 Peter 3:15
1 Peter 4:10-11
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth,
and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
Jeremy Taylor
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6. Saturday

Our Finances
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
Proverbs 3:9 (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. Read Luke 16:1-13. What common theme does this parable share
with the one before it (The Prodigal Son) and the one after it
(The Rich Man and Lazarus)? What misdeed was the manager
(steward) accused of in verse 1?
2. What did the rich man demand the manager to do in verse 2?
Why we should manage Gods resources well?

Our Stewardship
1. The unrighteous manager used the masters resources to gain
friends so that people will welcome him into their houses (verse
4). What is the main resource that the Lord is teaching us to use
wisely for His purpose? The Pharisees understood this clearly in
verse 14, which is why they reacted negatively.
2. Knowing he had very little time to act, what do you think the
managers tone of voice expresses when he called in each of his
masters debtors?
3. Based on the 2 preceding questions, what 2 commendable acts
did the unrighteous manager do which Jesus wanted His
disciples to learn? Can you explain in your own words the main
lesson taught by Jesus in verse 9?
4. Are you guilty of wasting the Lords possessions (verse 1)?
Have you been trustworthy with someone elses property (the
Lords)? Have you been using worldly wealth to invest in
evangelism to gain friends so that at the end of your life they will
welcome you into eternal dwellings in heaven?
5. Write down a prayer of commitment acknowledging Gods
ownership of your possessions, relinquishing everything to Him
and managing them with eternity in view.
Remember thisyou cant serve God and money,
but you can serve God with money.
Selwyn Hughes
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7. Sunday

His Creation
He said to them, Go into all the world and
preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:14 (NIV)

Gods Lordship
1. Read Genesis 1. The creation of the universe climaxed with the
creation of man in Genesis 1:26-30. How is man created in the
image of God considering that God is a spirit (see verses 26-27
and compare with Colossians 1:15)?
2. Read Genesis 2:16-17, 3:6-8, and 3:23-24. What happened when
man disobeyed God? How did it affect the image of God in man?
3. Read Genesis 3:17-19 and 4:11-13. What was the result of mans
sin? What is Gods only solution to fallen man according to John
14:6 and Romans 8:11?
4. According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, what happens to the fallen man
when he becomes in Christ? What happens to the image of
God in him (Colossians 3:9-10 and Ephesians 4:24)?

Our Stewardship of the Gospel


1. What charge did Jesus give to His followers in Mark 16:15 in light
of the fact that He has already provided the solution to the fall of
creation, including man?
2. In 1 Corinthians 9:16-17, Paul said that he had no choice but to
declare the Good News about Jesus. Is declaring the Good
News an option for you, or is it a command from God? What do
you need to do as a steward of the gospel according to
Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 2 Timothy 4:1-5?
3. Write a response letter of commitment to Gods stewardship of
the gospel to you. Prayerfully write down names of individuals
who you believe the Lord has given you access, not only to
share the gospel, but to disciple in 2014.
4. Revelation 21 and 22 describe the culmination of Gods creation
work. Is being part of this worth investing your life, time, talents,
treasure, and everything about your life?
It is God's responsibility to make people receptive;
it is our responsibility to sow the seed.
Rick Warren
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PRAYER LIST

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We should never think that once we have given


some money and time to the Lord that the rest
is ours to do with as we please. All that we
have belongs to God, so He should be taken
into consideration in everything we do.

Theodore Epp

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Prayer List
A. The Philippines
1. President Aquino and other leaders honesty and competence
2. Chief Justice Sereno and the Judiciary effective reforms for
justice and righteousness to prevail
3. Righteousness, justice, peace, and economic prosperity
4. Evangelization of the country
5. Recovery and rehabilitation of areas affected by typhoon Yolanda
6. Protection from calamities
B. The Church
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Love, purity, zeal, and graciousness of CCF members


Faithfulness to Gods mission and vision for CCF
All His Leadership Conference
The Leaders and their families Elders, Pastors, Dgroup Leaders
Staff, volunteers, and workers
Worship and Training Center, Mt. Makiling Re-Creation Center
Global Leadership Center
Protection and guidance for Church planters, missionaries, and
their families

C. Israel
1. Peace and protection from hostile nations
2. Evangelization
D. Personal Breakthrough
1.
2.
3.
4.

Spiritual revival
Physical healing
Breaking of bad habits
Christ-like character

E. Family
1. Restoration of relationships
2. Household salvation
F. Finances
1. Freedom from debt
2. Financial blessings
3. Rich generosity
G. Other Personal Prayer Items
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