Family Devotional Guide - 3/13/22
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:12-14
Discussion: The Corinthians had a false teaching infiltrate their community. Stated simply, this belief held that the immaterial (soul & spirit) was the focus of life and that the body was just a shell and unimportant. So, those that held that belief taught that you could do all kinds of sinful things with your body. Paul reminded the church at Corinth in verse 14 that just as God raised Jesus’ physical body, He will raise our physical bodies as well (and we learn elsewhere that our raised bodies will be glorified bodies, a physical body but much better and without the effects of sin and decay). Discuss why it is so important that we live holy lives. Why should we reject the view that sinful acts done in the body are just physical acts? How do those sinful, physical acts cause spiritual harm and death?
Song: “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Louie Giglio & Matt Maher
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:15-18
Discussion: As is age-appropriate, discuss the topic of sexual purity. Do you think our culture understands the uniting that takes place in the sexual act? Have you seen instances where sexual activity outside of the bonds of holy matrimony (one man & one woman) cause harm?
Song: “Lord, Be Glorified” by Bob Kilpatrick
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Discussion: Are you fully submitting to the Lordship of Christ as a believer? In what ways are you not glorifying the Lord in the way you live your life? Spend some time confessing your sins to the Lord, and have someone hold you accountability for the sins that tempt you most.
Song: “Lord, I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill & Matt Maher