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Morning Devotional, 04 July 2024

Thursday: The Purpose of Our Gifts Scripture: “What I mean is that each one of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ or ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Cephas,’ or ‘I follow Christ.’” – 1 Corinthians 1:12 Reflection: Today, let’s contemplate the way we use our spiritual gifts and the potential impact they have on our community. Paul’s letter highlights a significant issue in the Corinthian church, where members were using their gifts and allegiances to factional leaders as a means…

Morning Devotional, 03 July 2024

Wednesday: Christ is Not Divided Scripture: “Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” – 1 Corinthians 1:13 Reflection: Paul’s rhetorical questions to the Corinthians cut to the core of Christian identity and unity. His pointed inquiry challenges any notion that could fragment the body of Christ. Reflect today on the singularity of Christ’s sacrifice and His role as the head of the church. In your personal life, consider whether there…

Morning Devotional, 02 July 2024

Tuesday: The Foundation of Unity Scripture: “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” – 1 Corinthians 1:10 Reflection: Unity in the church is something that Paul deeply cherished and strongly advocated for. It’s a unity that isn’t superficial—it goes beyond just getting along or avoiding conflict. It’s about…

Morning Devotional, 1 July 2021

Monday: Enriched in Christ Scripture: “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge.” – 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 Reflection: As we begin a new week, take a moment to consider the profound grace that has been bestowed upon you in Christ Jesus. Paul reminds the Corinthians—and us—that this grace enriches us in…

Reflective Questions on Sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:4-17

Reflective questions can help deepen the understanding and personal application of the sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:4-17. Here are several questions that can prompt personal reflection or guide group discussion: Reflecting on Grace: How have you personally experienced the enriching grace of God in your life, particularly in the areas of speech and knowledge? How can you use these gifts to contribute more effectively to the unity and edification of the church? Assessing Unity: In what ways have you noticed…

Evening Devotional, 27 June 2024

Thursday: Promoting Unity Within the Community Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—…

Morning Devotional, Thursday, 27 June 2024

Devotional 4: “Embracing Unity” Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:2 Reflection: In 1 Corinthians 1:2, Paul writes to “the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.” This statement beautifully captures the essence of Christian unity. It reminds us that we are not isolated believers but part of a global…

Evening Devotional, 26 June 2024

Wednesday: Practicing Servant Leadership Scripture Reading: John 13:12-17 “When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, ‘Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also…

Morning Devotional, Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Devotional 3: “Called to Holiness” Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:2 Reflection: In 1 Corinthians 1:2, Paul addresses the believers in Corinth as “those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints.” This designation is both an affirmation of their current status and a call to a future reality. To be sanctified means to be set apart for a holy purpose. As believers, we are declared holy because of our union with Christ, and yet we are also called to pursue…

Evening Devotional, 25 June 2024

Tuesday: The Role of Inclusivity in Leadership Scripture Reading: Romans 15:5-7 “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Reflection: Inclusivity in leadership is not just about opening doors for participation; it’s about actively seeking…

Morning Devotional, Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Devotional 2: “Partners in the Gospel” Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1 Reflection: In 1 Corinthians 1:1, Paul introduces not only himself but also mentions Sosthenes, his fellow worker in the gospel. This inclusion is more than a simple greeting; it highlights the importance of partnership in the ministry. Paul, called by God to be an apostle, did not work alone. He valued and relied on the companionship and support of others like Sosthenes to further the mission of spreading the…

Morning Devotional, Monday, 24 June 2024

Devotional 1: “Called by God”Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1 Reflection: In the quiet of the morning, as you sit with your Bible open, meditate on the words of 1 Corinthians 1:1: “Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.” Consider the weight of these words—Paul wasn’t just a man with a mission; he was a vessel chosen and commissioned by God Himself. Paul’s calling was unique, but it serves as a powerful reminder that…