Family Devotional Guide - 8/22/21
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:7-8
Discussion: One of the aspects of being a church that Bro. Jon is trying to emphasize is the need to be a church with sound doctrine. Part of sound doctrine includes jettisoning false doctrine. Paul commands, “Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths.” What does Paul mean by that? What are some examples you have seen of “irreverent, silly myths” that have become a distraction and example of doctrinal decline in a church?
Song: “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” by George Duffield, Jr. & George J. Webb
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:13
Discussion: The key to having a doctrinally sound church is to become well-versed in what Scripture has to say. Since doctrine simply means “teaching,” we must keep in mind that the content of our teaching is Scripture itself. In this verse, we see the command to read Scripture publicly (which is why we do Scripture readings during every service). How might this practice of reading Scripture publicly on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings during worship services positively affect our church? Also, how might it impact our church were we to neglect this command?
Song: “We Are Listening” by Jeremy Quillo
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:16
Discussion: Why is it important to keep a close watch on both your personal walk with the Lord as well as what you teach others? Describe the danger of living a holy life while neglecting doctrine. Describe the danger of being doctrinally sound while neglecting personal holiness.
Song: “O Great God” by Bob Kauflin