Daily Devotional for Tuesday November 21, 2017

Scripture:

1 Peter 2:5 (NASB) … you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Observation:

There is no such thing as a perfect church. Many have said, and I would agree, that the church we attend has to do with the religion we belong to and belonging to the Church is about having a relationship with Christ. Which is more important? The relationship with Christ, of course! Then, why go to church? Because we are called to be part of the body of Christ. We should go to church to exercise that gift given to us. Can you image the impact on society if everyone went to church and went to serve others? Can you image where the church families would be? There would be such an awakening by the unbelieving world to want to know more about Christ. In every church there will be conflict, disagreement, and even hurt feelings, but how we handle them is the real relationship we have with one another. That is where we need to be more like Christ and to strengthen our relationship with Him. Why are you going to church? We should go to find God first. 

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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