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Your Personal Invitation to be
Saved and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

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Saturday 10/20/18 
Working in the Church
1 Corinthians 16
  
 
1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
 2Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
 3And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
 4And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
 5Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
 6And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
 7For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
 8But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
 9For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
 10Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
 11Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
 12As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
 13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
 14Let all your things be done with charity.
 15I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
 16That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
 17I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
 18For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
 19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
 20All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
 21The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
 22If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
 23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Today's Scripture Meaning 
 
A collection for the poor at Jerusalem. (1-9) Timothy and Apollos commended. (10-12) Exhortation to watchfulness in faith and love. (13-18) Christian salutations. (19-24)
Verses 1-9: The good examples of other Christians and churches should rouse us. It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, (1Ti 6:17,18). The diligent hand will not make rich, without the Divine blessing, (Pr 10:4,22). And what more proper to stir us up to charity to the people and children of God, than to look at all we have as his gift? Works of mercy are real fruits of true love to God, and are therefore proper services on his own day. Ministers are doing their proper business, when putting forward, or helping works of charity. The heart of a Christian minister must be towards the people among whom he has laboured long, and with success. All our purposes must be made with submission to the Divine providence, (Jam 4:15). Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but warm their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage. A faithful minister is more discouraged by the hardness of his hearers' hearts, and the backslidings of professors, than by the enemies' attempts.
Verses 10-12: Timothy came to do the work of the Lord. Therefore to vex his spirit, would be to grieve the Holy Spirit; to despise him, would be to despise Him that sent him. Those who work the work of the Lord, should be treated with tenderness and respect. Faithful ministers will not be jealous of each other. It becomes the ministers of the gospel to show concern for each other's reputation and usefulness.
Verses 13-18: A Christian is always in danger, therefore should ever be on the watch. He should be fixed in the faith of the gospel, and never desert or give it up. By this faith alone he will be able to keep his ground in an hour of temptation. Christians should be careful that charity not only reigns in their hearts, but shines in their lives. There is a great difference between Christian firmness and feverish warmth and transport. The apostle gave particular directions as to some who served the cause of Christ among them. Those who serve the saints, those who desire the honour of the churches, and to remove reproaches from them, are to be thought much of, and loved. They should willingly acknowledge the worth of such, and all who laboured with or helped the apostle.
Verses 19-24: Christianity by no means destroys civility. Religion should promote a courteous and obliging temper towards all. Those give a false idea of religion, and reproach it, who would take encouragement from it to be sour and morose. And Christian salutations are not mere empty compliments; but are real expressions of good-will to others, and commend them to the Divine grace and blessing. Every Christian family should be as a Christian church. Wherever two or three are gathered together in the name of Christ, and he is among them, there is a church. Here is a solemn warning. Many who have Christ's name much in their mouths, have no true love to him in their hearts. None love him in truth, who do not love his laws, and keep his commandments. Many are Christians in name, who do not love Christ Jesus the Lord in sincerity. Such are separated from the people of God, and the favour of God. Those who love not the Lord Jesus Christ, must perish without remedy. Let us not rest in any religious profession where there is not the love of Christ, earnest desires for his salvation, gratitude for his mercies, and obedience to his commandments. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has in it all that is good, for time and for eternity. To wish that our friends may have this grace with them, is wishing them the utmost good. And this we should wish all our friends and brethren in Christ. We can wish them nothing greater, and we should wish them nothing less. True Christianity makes us wish those whom we love, the blessings of both worlds; this is meant in wishing the grace of Christ to be with them. The apostle had dealt plainly with the Corinthians, and told them of their faults with just severity; but he parts in love, and with a solemn profession of his love to them for Christ's sake. May our love be with all who are in Christ Jesus. Let us try whether all things appear worthless to us, when compared with Christ and his righteousness. Do we allow ourselves in any known sin, or in the neglect of any known duty? By such inquiries, faithfully made, we may judge of the state of our souls.

Today's Scripture Application

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the book of 1st Corinthians with Chapter 16 and in our text we see Paul closing out this letter to Church at Corinth highlighting Biblical offerings to fund the needs of the Church and to have one goal of sharing Christ with the World in love and unity as the body of Christ.
How about you? Are you working with the Body? Let us learn from our text today and the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians to see that we are to work with the Body in unity and love in the Spirit of God to reach the world with the amazing Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ. 

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Dr. David Burnette
Director, The United States Bible Society, Inc.

Today's Prayer Requests
  • VERA BANKSTON-JONES | Father God, I await Your guidance!.......SELAH
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