Family Devotional Guide - 1/26/20
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 16:13
Discussion: In the verse above, the apostle Paul told the men to “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” Strength is often connected with masculinity. Do you think that connection is intentional? Hint: From this passage and others, we see men called to be leaders and to show strength. What is the impact for societies who seek to “soften” masculinity?
Song: “By Faith” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend
Scripture: Joshua 24:14-15
Discussion: This passage is commonly cited during Father’s Day sermons and men’s events. Since husbands and daddies are called to be spiritual leaders, intentionality in leadership is so important. Spend some time praying for the fathers in your life: you, your father, your son, etc.
Song: “Be Strong in the Lord” by Linda Lee Johnson & Tom Fettke
Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-33
Discussion: Discuss practical examples of what it looks like for a man to love his wife as Christ loved the church. What might it look like for a man to help his wife grow in holiness (vv. 26-27)? Finally, compare the role of the husband to his bride and the role of Christ with regard to His bride?
Song: “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” by George Matheson & Albert Lister Peace