We have meditated on the resurrection of Christ in Luke. Now we will meditate on the Doctrine of the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:1-58. Read three verses each until all 58 verses are read. Who will start?
Volunteer starts reading three verses around in 1 corinthians 15:1-58.
Let us now bring to the Lord our personal requests. God says to turn your care into a prayer. Who will read Philippians 4:6? (Portfolio of Scripture Told to Pray, page 2, #16).
Volunteer reads Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Anyone may pray for anything in your heart, including family, church and job.
Personal requests from anyone for anything.
This next project will require laboring in prayer. Do you remember during Session 7 we started praying for the Next Generation and their families? This includes our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Two volunteers please read Psalm 78:5-7 and Ephesians 6:1-4.
Two volunteers will read from Psalm 78:5-7 & Ephesians 6:1-4.
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children. That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children. That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the Works of God, but keep His commandments:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
It will take some leadership skills to help folks do an ongoing prayer list.
Please continue the task of making a personal prayer list including as many "next generation" people you know. While we write them down, we will go around praying for them out loud, all at the same time. You may use the prayers from Portfolio of Scriptures, page 17, labeled "slash prayer:. You put in the child or family you are praying for in place of the personal pronoun.
Everyone prays out loud all at the same time, for your "next generation"children and families and write them down. (Don't mind the din when everyone prays at the same time).
You'll be glad ten-years from now that you kept children in your prayers as they grow.
We will soon start learning Christ's Commands and obey them. Before that, lets discover what Christ said about those who know and keep His commandments. From Portfolio of Scripture, Page 3, each read one until all are read.
Each person read/meditate on one verse until all 10 are read.
1. Verily, Verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying he shall never see death. (John 8:51)
2. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
3. If ye love Me, keep My commandments. (John 14:21)
4. He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love Him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:21)
5. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in His love. (john 15:100
6. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not he things which I say? (Luke 6:46)
7. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock (Matthew 7:24)
8. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (John 15:11)
9. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. (John 14:24)
10. These things I have spoken unto you, that in my ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33)