Family Devotional Guide - 7/14/19
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1; 5:11-21
Discussion: In his message, Tom stated that “Every Christian is a minister.” In this passage above, Paul states in 2 Cor. 5:18 that we have been given a “ministry of reconciliation.” How should this affect how we seek to reach our community with the gospel? What are the implications of viewing ourselves as ministers on Christ’s behalf?
Song: “Jesus, Messiah” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash & Jesse Reeves
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Timothy 2:14-19
Discussion: Consider how you handle the Word of God. The sermon notes clearly point out the difference between mishandling & rightly handling the word of God. What are some ways you are tempted to mishandle the Word? How can you make sure you rightly handle the Word?
Song: “Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; 1 Thessalonians 1
Discussion: Consider the impact of what was shared in the outline. How does it impact your witnessing when you realize that lost people are blinded? As we look for a Senior Pastor going into the future, what should be His primary message (see 2 Corinthians 4:5)? Finally, what happens to the sinner who comes to know Jesus? What are the implications of what Christ does in the lives of those who trust in Christ for salvation (2 Corinthians 4:6)? (Consider 1 Thessalonians, particularly the fruit of salvation we find in v. 9.)
Song: “Rescue the Perishing” by Fanny J. Crosby