Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009 Devotion

1 Corinthians 16:15-24

15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints. I urge you, brothers, 16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition. 19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. 20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. 22 If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him. Come, O Lord! 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Quick Notes

1 Corinthians begins and ends with grace. The God that Paul testifies to is a God of grace. Grace is unmerited favor. And God, through Christ, always gives us favor without any works of our own. If God is willing to grace us, we should give the same option to others.

Quick Questions

Who has shown you the most grace? Do you remember it clearly? Can you use that grace to grace someone else?

Quick Prayer

Almighty God, I want to thank you for the grace you have bestowed upon me. May it change my life to grace others. Amen.

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