Family Devotional Guide - 3/6/22
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:11; Titus 3:5
Discussion: In 1 Corinthians 6:11, Paul reminds the church in Corinth of the transforming power of the gospel by pointing them to God’s testimony of grace in their lives. They were saved from their sins by the Lord Jesus Christ and had been washed, sanctified and justified. With that in mind, consider the word “washed.” What does Paul mean by that word? How is it connected to his use of the phrase in Titus 3:5?
Song: “I Got Saved” by Corey Voss, Crystal Yates & Jennie Lee Riddle
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Discussion: The second term that Paul uses is sanctified. This theological term simply means “set apart” or “holy.” It has three uses. During the past, at the moment of salvation, we were sanctified (set apart). In this present life, we are being sanctified and are currently growing in holiness. In the future in heaven, we will be fully sanctified and sinless (the epitome of holiness). Discuss these three uses of the phrase “sanctified.” Spend some time in the New Testament and find Scripture passages that show these three aspects of sanctification.
Song: “Give Us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:11; Romans 3:21-31
Discussion: The final term Paul uses in this section on salvation is “justified.” This is the act of God whereby He declares the saved sinner “not guilty.” Spend some time in Romans 3, and discuss how Paul develops the doctrine of justification by faith alone in that chapter. Spend some time thanking the Lord that we can be declared “not guilty” by grace through faith because of what Jesus did for us!
Song: “Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel