Weekly Devotion, 11/14/2022

Passage for this week: 1 Corinthians 15:10-11
Resource: Pray The Word Podcast by David Platt

How to use this resource: The questions below should be read after you and your family have spent time listening to the resource, and after you have had time to read through the passage carefully and slowly. Following your family time discussion (using the questions below, or your own questions regarding this text), close in prayer and ask your kids how you can be praying for them and let them know how they can be praying for you as parents.

Family Devotional Question For This Week:

1.     What stands out to you the most from reading this passage? What did you learn that is new to you from this passage? What did you learn that caused you to remember something you’ve known, or what has been reinforced from reading this passage?

2.How is this passage helpful in getting us to understand the relationship between the grace God has shown us in our lives and the work that we are called to do with the life we have left?
(Potential answers: By God’s grace, says Paul, he is what he is because God has saved him, defined him, repurposes his life and has called him to be an apostle, a missionary, and (eventually) a martyr for Christ. Paul has nothing to boast in because this was all Christ’s doing! Paul’s work, though, is something he has been called to do out of the grace he has been shown by God saving him. so, he is motivated by the grace he has been shown and gives us the best understanding of what God’s grace should cause US to do! we are not saved by our works, but only by Christs completed work on the cross. if we are His, though, we will be a co-laborer with Paul and complete the mission and task that God has left us on this earth to complete – bringing the Gospel to those who are near to us but far from God! there are many avenues through which we can complete this, and much more can be examined and said in answering this question, but we are saved by grace alone through faith in Christ alone and have been called to not sit idly by but to work out our faith, bearing fruit, and living in light of the grace we have been shown.

3.Have there been times in your life when you’ve been given something good you did not deserve? Did that motivate you to thankfulness and perseverance or indifference and lethargy?
(Potential answers: This is more of a personal reflection question, but think about how a graceful gift that is offered to you and accepted by you should motivate you to then live in light of that gift. live in light of what Christ has won for you as he paid your cost in your place. By his stripes, we are healed, so live in light of being a recipient of this grace.) 

Prayer Prompts For This Week: 

 – Pray that God would well up in us a thankfulness and full understanding of what we have been saved FROM and what He has saved us TO – which is, He has saved us to be his ambassadors on this earth. 
 – Pray that others would hear and see the Gospel through our lives this week. pray for someone to be moved by the actions or words that you have shown/spoken this week and that those would initiate a conversation for you to define the Gospel for them and offer them a chance to believe it.
 – Continue to pray for one another and write down or remember the requests of each person. Either have one person pray over each request, or delegate those prayer requests so that each person prays for something or someone specific.