Family Devotional #39

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Meeting Specific Needs
Week # 39
OBJECTIVE: To understand how we are to take care of each other’s needs.
Feasting on the Word: James 5:13-20; Eph. 5:19-20; Rom.12:9-18; Mark 11:24; Matt. 21:22; Col. 4:12; 1 Pet. 4:7-8; Luke 15:4-7; Rom. 5:7; & Eph. 1:7
Family Discussion: If someone is suffering, what should he do? What if he is cheerful? Does this mean that we are to praise God in all situations? Read Ephesians 5:1920 How are we meeting the needs of others when we behave as a Christian ought? Discuss Romans 12:9-18. What responsibility do the elders have in caring for the sick? What is the prayer of faith that is referred to in James 5:15? How did Jesus say we should pray in Mark 11:24 and Matthew 21:22? How do we care for one another when we confess our sins and pray for each other? In Colossians 4:12 Paul gives an example of a Christian who prayed for others. What does fervent mean in James 5:16 and 1 Peter 4:7-8? Compare these verses. How does James use the story of Elijah as an example of a righteous man’s prayer “availing much”? Review the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 17 & 18. Is it our responsibility to help to go after someone who has gone astray from God’s ways? (verses 19-20) What does Jesus say about a lost sheep in Luke 15:4-7? Who are the sheep in this story? Who is the Shepherd? How are the sinner’s soul saved and his sins covered when he turns from the error of his way? Look at James 5:20 and Luke 15:7. What is the only thing that can cover our sin? (Romans 5:7 & Eph.1:7)
Challenge: As a family, make a list of people to pray for and to serve. Make it a habit to serve your family and the family of God!