Preparing with Hope April 30, 2023
disciple: someone who follows Jesus and leads others to do the same.
Questions to ask:
- Why these sins?
- Is there a greater statement being made?
- Why does Paul "wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God"?
Be sure to ask who wrote this letter? What is happening? What is the historical context? Does this impact how we interpret these verses for us today? How does God want to use these verses to change me? As I read these verses, do I need to read them in a greater context?
Read It Again.
Now What? Where's Jesus?
Get Ready for Sunday.
- What do you need to do to not only make sure that you are there but that you are able to encourage others in doing good?
- Who do you need to invite? Inviting someone to church starts with you sharing your story.
- How have you been changed by what God is doing in your life? Get ready now to encourage someone this Sunday!
- How can you serve? If you aren't serving in some way yet, find out what God wants you to serve someone this Sunday.
- Pray. Pray for the service. Pray for those serving.
- Give. Is God calling you to give something to further the Kingdom? What is it? It doesn't have to be money but it can be. We are called to serve. All called to give because we have been entrusted with so much already.
It's not too late. Click on the link below to join this week's devotional.
So far I've just read the passage in NIV and AMP. The writer is Paul. The passage is speaking to Christians. It is saying that for a person to have a place in God's Kingdom they have to be in a state of habitually following the Holy Spirit. For instance, the Word of God says to not be drunk wherein is wine to excess, but be filled in the Holy Spirit. Yes there is forgiveness if you get drunk. Then you are suppose to lean on God for help, and have a plan not to do it anymore. If you keep compulsively getting drunk over and over, like on purpose, and not trying to get God's or man's help then you are blaspheming God's Holy Spirit and you have no place in God's Kingdom.