Devotionals

Week 4

Week Eight, Day One

Resisting Temptation

Study 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 and 1 Timothy 6:11.

Include the following in your personal prayer time:

  • Thank God for His faithfulness and ask Him to give you the strength to remain faithful to Him.
  • Commit to run from temptation.

FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Study 2 Timothy 2:22.

 

Week Eight, Day Two

Living for Christ Alone

Study 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 and Colossians 3:17.

Include the following in your personal prayer time:

  • Tell Jesus who He is to you.
  • Ask God to show you whether you serve any other “gods” in your life and confess your worship of those things as sin, accepting God’s forgiveness.

FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Study Exodus 20:3.

 

Week Eight, Day Three

Loving Others

Study Matthew 5:43-48.

Include the following in your personal prayer time:

  • Ask God to teach you to love as Jesus does.
  • Ask God to demonstrate His love to others through you.

FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Study 1 John 4:7-12.

 

Week Eight, Day Four

“When I choose not to forgive someone who has wronged me, I find myself moving farther and farther away from Christ. At that point, I have taken Christ out of control of my life and put myself in charge. When I finally do forgive, I guess the other person feels better, too, but I actually feel better and not so guilty anymore. In the end, it’s always my job to make relationships right between me and other people.” Aaron, Media specialist

Forgiving Others

Study Matthew 6:14-15.

Include the following in your personal prayer time:

  • Thank God for His willingness and faithfulness to forgive you over and over again.
  • Ask God to help you kill the selfish desire to hold a grudge and replace it with a real desire to see unity in the body.

FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Study Colossians 3:12-15.

 

Week Eight, Day Five

Showing Hospitality toward Others

Romans 12:13 and 1 Peter 4:9-11.

Include the following in your personal prayer time:

  • Thank God for the hospitality that other believers have shown to you.
  • Ask God to make you aware of the needs of those around you so that you can show them hospitality in His name.

FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Matthew 25:31-40.

 

The Weekend

Suggested Reading: Genesis 43-45.

This is the “conclusion” of the story of Joseph and his brothers. Is Joseph a good example of resisting temptation, loving others, and forgiveness? What can you learn from him? Who received the ultimate glory in the story of Joseph and his brothers? Thinking back over the story, can you see God’s hand in Joseph’s circumstances? Can you see His hand in yours?

Don’t forget to work on your memory verses! Do you still remember Psalm 119:11? Remember to keep the truth fresh in your mind so that it will be there when you need it.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This