Family Devotional Guide: How to Stay Focused on Jesus



Scripture

Philippians 1:27 (ESV): Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,


Biblical Principle

Grace is a gift. It is literally something that cannot be earned. So why does Paul tell the Philippian church to live worthy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? To live worthy of something usually means it is something you can lose if you do not live worthy of it because it is something you have earned. But this is not what Paul meant. What it means is to live in a manner that is fit for someone that has been saved by miraculous grace. Only let your life reflect the Gospel which you have believed. Only let your life reflect the Son of God who loves you and gave Himself up for you. This means everything we do in life and in death should be for Jesus. This is why Paul would write in this same letter “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” His life was all about Jesus. Is yours? 


Application

For Parents:

This begins with you. What you make much, your children will follow. If you are a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, your children follow you. They rise and fall with every touchdown and turnover.

Do you make much of Jesus and His calling on your life everyday?

Do your children see that in you? 

How can you make more of Jesus in your life and family routine? 

How can you live worthy of the Gospel in your life? 


For Children:

What is the most important thing in your life? 

If you lost that thing would your life go on? 

How can you put Jesus first in your life? 


Activity 

Memorize:

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,



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