OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Rivals or Allies?

Our daily bread ministries

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Rivals or Allies?

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( Tuesday 18 August 2020 )

TOPIC: Rivals or Allies?

More Of Our Daily Bread Ministries Messages here

You May Also like: Its Slippery Out Here by Our Daily Bread Ministries

Bible in a Year:

Psalms 100–102

 1 Corinthians 1

Be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 Corinthians 1:10

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

1 Corinthians 1:10–17

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

The city of Texarkana sits squarely on the state border between Texas and Arkansas. The city of 70,000 inhabitants has two mayors, two city councils, and two police and fire departments. The cross-town sporting rivalry between high schools draws an uncommonly high attendance, reflecting the deep allegiance each has to their own state’s school.

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

More significant challenges arise as well, such as disputes over the shared water system, governed by two sets of state laws. Yet the town is known for its unity despite the line that divides it. Residents gather annually for a dinner held on State Line Avenue to share a meal in celebration of their oneness as a community.

You May Also like: Life Changes by Our Daily Bread Ministries

The believers in Corinth may not have drawn a line down their main thoroughfare, but they were divided. They’d been quarreling as a result of their allegiances to those who taught them about Jesus: Paul, Apollos, or Cephas (Peter). Paul called them all to oneness “in mind and thought” (1 Corinthians 1:10), reminding them it was Christ who was crucified for them, not their spiritual leaders.

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

We behave similarly today, don’t we? We sometimes oppose even those who share our singularly important belief—Jesus’ sacrifice for our wrongdoings—making them rivals instead of allies. Just as Christ Himself is not divided, we, as His earthly representation—His body—mustn’t allow differences over nonessentials to divide us. Instead, may we celebrate our oneness in Him.

By:  Kirsten Holmberg

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray

Over what nonessential spiritual issues are you likely to allow division? How can you foster unity instead?

You May Also like: An Old Clay Pot by ODB

God, help me to remain focused on You and Your sacrifice for Your people. May I not be distracted by the less important issues but call others to oneness as a community of faith.

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

The sweetest and biggest thing to ever happen to you is to make a decision to be saved through JESUS CHRIST. If you have not made that decision. Please make that decision now and say ” Lord Jesus forgive me for my sins and have mercy on me, thank you for dying for me on the cross, take me as your son / daughter and be my father. THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME, in JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN.
If you just prayed this prayer of salvation now, you can contact our daily bread through the following:
(+234) 906 402 7516 Voice Only
(+234) 708 777 4778 SMS Only  
(+234) 805 462 7884 – Voice, SMS & WhatsApp
Mail: [email protected]
You can also please find a bible believing church where you can grow in the love and the Word of God and fellowship with them. God bless you

Please fill the form below and tick “get notified by mail” to get notified on every post to your mail. You can also save (bookmark) this site. Don’t forget to share with your friends and families on social media so they can be blessed and be blessings to others. God bless you

Click here for more OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL

This Daily Devotional was written by Our Daily Bread Ministries whose mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all.

livingscepter.com

Impossible Is Not God

OUR DAILY BREAD 18 AUGUST 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Rivals or Allies?
Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •  
Scroll to top