Sunday is our last day in Philippians. On Monday we begin with 1Corinthians. 1Corinthians is a letter from St Paul to a community he founded around the year 51. In his letter he gives admonishment, direction, guidance, and encouragement to the church in Corinth.
Some of the chapters, you will find, have two options for you to choose from based on the age and maturity of your children.
Sunday, January 10
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. …Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication (request) with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:4-7)
- What does it mean to Rejoice?
- I wonder what kind of peace God can give us?
Monday, January 11
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”.
- I wonder what kind of greeting this is?
- How do you think it would make you feel to receive “grace” and “peace” from God?
Tuesday, January 12
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,” (1Cor 2:9)
- When people love us, they do many special things for us.
- I wonder how much more special the things that God prepares for us is?
Wednesday, January 13
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? (1Cor 3:16)
- I wonder what it means to be God’s temple?
- How can God’s Spirit dwell in you and me?
Thursday, January 14
“This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” (1Cor 4:1)
- In what ways can we be a good “servant” of Christ and a “steward” (protector) of the Mysteries of God?
Friday, January 15
“But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber – not even to eat with such a one. (1Cor 5:11)
- Do you know that word – “idolater”?
- Someone who worships things other than God.
- What about that word reviler?
- Someone who speaks mean things to, or about someone.
- I wonder if it might take courage to not follow people we know who do these things?
Saturday, January 16
“…But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of God.” (1Cor 6:11)
- Have you and I been washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ?
- I wonder when this happened to us? (baptism)