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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:03am On Apr 18
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
(MAUNDY THURSDAY)

THEME: A FITTING MEMORIAL

1 CORINTHIANS 11:17-34
17. Now in giving these instructions I do not
praise you, since you come together not for the
better but for the worse.
18. For first of all, when you come together as a
church, I hear that there are divisions among
you, and in part I believe it.
19. For there must also be factions among you,
that those who are approved may be recognized
among you.
20. Therefore when you come together in one
place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper.
21. For in eating, each one takes his own supper
ahead of others; and one is hungry and another
is drunk.
22. What! Do you not have houses to eat and
drink in? Or do you despise the church of God
and shame those who have nothing? What shall I
say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not
praise you.
23. For I received from the Lord that which I
also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the
same night in which He was betrayed took
bread;
24. and when He had given thanks, He broke it
and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is
broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
25. In the same manner He also took the cup
after supper, saying, “This cup is the new
covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you
drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26. For as often as you eat this bread and drink
this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He
comes.
27. Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks
this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will
be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28. But let a man examine himself, and so let
him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy
manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not
discerning the Lord’s body.
30. For this reason many are weak and sick
among you, and many sleep.
31. For if we would judge ourselves, we would
not be judged.
32. But when we are judged, we are chastened
by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with
the world.
33. Therefore, my brethren, when you come
together to eat, wait for one another.
34. But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home,
lest you come together for judgment. And the
rest I will set in order when I come.
I Corinthians 11:17-34 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
We are often advised against looking back. Yet
there are times when we must look back and
recollect. The Lords Supper is such a time. Each
time we commemorate the Lords Supper, we
look back to the night when Jesus was betrayed
(v.23) and also at His death. We also look ahead
to His return the blessed hope of the church
(v.26b). Moreover, in the Lords Supper, we look
within (vs.27-28, 31-32) to examine our hearts,
judge and confess the sins in our own lives
before God exposes them. If we eat and drink in
an unworthy manner, we bring judgment on
ourselves. Finally, in the Lords Supper, we look
around (vs.33-34) to discern the Lord's body and
demonstrate its unity.
The Lords Supper is a time of remembrance,
repentance and renewal. In it, you can find the
reason for your existence as a believer and hope
for your future. It is Gods way of getting us to
keep the cross of Christ central in our lives and
nourishing and refreshing our souls for eternal
life. Each time you partake of the bread and the
cup, remember that Jesus Christ took “your hell”
so you might have His heaven. If you receive
Jesus as Lord and Saviour, the Holy Spirit
reminds you of this memorial each time you
commune with the Lord! What a fitting memorial!

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for the memorial
ordained for my benefit. Grant that it does not
take the place of Christ in me.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:50am On Apr 19
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019
(GOOD FRIDAY)

THEME: DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD!


ROMANS 6:1-14
1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in
sin that grace may abound?
2. Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin
live any longer in it?
3. Or do you not know that as many of us as
were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized
into His death?
4. Therefore we were buried with Him through
baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised
from the dead by the glory of the Father, even
so we also should walk in newness of life.
5. For if we have been united together in the
likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be
in the likeness of His resurrection,
6. knowing this, that our old man was crucified
with Him, that the body of sin might be done
away with, that we should no longer be slaves of
sin.
7. For he who has died has been freed from sin.
8. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we
shall also live with Him,
9. knowing that Christ, having been raised from
the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has
dominion over Him.
10. For the death that He died, He died to sin
once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to
God.
11. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be
dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
12. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal
body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
13. And do not present your members as
instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but
present yourselves to God as being alive from
the dead, and your members as instruments of
righteousness to God.
14. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for
you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:1-14 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Pauls main point in todays passage is: Consider
yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God
through Christ Jesus” (v.11). When Jesus died
to sin on the cross, we died to sin too! His death
on the cross paid and atoned for our sins. The
old, fallen, wicked and sinful nature was put to
death on the cross and rendered ineffective. The
flesh, the world and the devil have no control
over the children of God. Sins penalty is
cancelled and its dominion and power broken.
When Jesus arose in victory, we also arose in
victory - alive to God! The resurrection power
makes it possible to live outside sins dominion.
Many Christians live in a state of defeat and
misery. But this does not have to be true in your
life! A man who has received the forgiveness of
sins on account of Christs crucifixion but who
goes back to sin is crucifying Christ all over
again. You have been set free by the Lord Jesus
Christ and eternally liberated from the power of
sin! Do not present your body to be used in any
way by the enemy of your soul. To do so is
spiritual treason! Instead, yield your life to the
Lord Jesus (vs.12-13), as an instrument of glory
in His hands today.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me to reckon
myself dead to sin and to live a victorious life by
the power of Your resurrection.

Its Good Friday....

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:46am On Apr 20
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019
(SATURDAY OF THE HOLY WEEK)

THEME: DON'T LOSE HEART

2 CORINTHIANS 4:16; 5:1-8
4:16. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even
though our outward man is perishing, yet the
inward man is being renewed day by day.
5:1. For we know that if our earthly house, this
tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God,
a house not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens.
2. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be
clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,
3. if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be
found Unclad.
4. For we who are in this tent groan, being
burdened, not because we want to be unclothed,
but further clothed, that mortality may be
swallowed up by life.
5. Now He who has prepared us for this very
thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as
a guarantee.
6. So we are always confident, knowing that
while we are at home in the body we are absent
from the Lord.
7. For we walk by faith, not by sight.
8. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to
be absent from the body and to be present with
the Lord.
II Corinthians 4:16; 5:1-8 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
In todays text, Paul draws our attention to the
common struggle we all have with our outer man
(our earthly bodies). Like tents, they are flimsy,
insecure temporary living quarters - being
destroyed, corrupted and ruined every day. Every
one: saved or lost, will waste away and die. We
suffer physical, emotional, verbal hurts and pains,
which make us prone to lose heart as our outer
man is being destroyed. But Paul says he has
found the secret to staying focused in the Lord
and never losing heart, giving up, giving in or
giving out! His goal is to be home with the Lord
(2Corinthians 5:1,cool in a building made by God,
an eternal house in heaven. He therefore refused
to be distracted from the purpose of God for his
life. Like Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary, he
committed to fulfilling that purpose.
Friend, what is Gods purpose for your life? Are
you committed to fulfilling it? Are you on the
verge of quitting because of the struggles with
your outer man? Remember, you will stumble and
may fall.
You will be discouraged especially by the
terrorism, persecution, unemployment, nepotism,
godlessness, etc., which confront us on every
side. But do not lose heart. Do not be distracted.
Do not quit! Remember, this life and body is
temporary!

PRAYER: Lord, give me grace to focus on
the glorious certainty of my future so that I may
not lose heart in difficult times.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:07am On Apr 21
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
(EASTER DAY)

THEME: LIVING FAITH


JOHN 20:1-18
1. Now on the first day of the week Mary
Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was
still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken
away from the tomb.
2. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and
to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and
said to them, “They have taken away the Lord
out of the tomb, and we do not know where they
have laid Him.”
3. Peter therefore went out, and the other
disciple, and were going to the tomb.
4. So they both ran together, and the other
disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
5. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the
linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in.
6. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and
went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths
lying there,
7. and the handkerchief that had been around
His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but
folded together in a place by itself.
8. Then the other disciple, who came to the
tomb first, went in also; and he saw and
believed.
9. For as yet they did not know the Scripture,
that He must rise again from the dead.
10. Then the disciples went away again to their
own homes.
11. But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping,
and as she wept she stooped down and looked
into the tomb.
12. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one
at the head and the other at the feet, where the
body of Jesus had lain.
13. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you
weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have
taken away my Lord, and I do not know where
they have laid Him.”
14. Now when she had said this, she turned
around and saw Jesus standing there, and did
not know that it was Jesus.
15. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you
weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She,
supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him,
“Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where
You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
16. Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and
said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say,
Teacher).
17. Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I
have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to
My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to
My Father and your Father, and to My God and
your God.’ ”
18. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples
that she had seen the Lord, and that He had
spoken these things to her.
John 20:1-18 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Today, we are reminded again that Christianity is
a living faith in a living Messiah. The resurrection
of Christ from the dead, distinguishes Christianity
from all other religions. No religion in the world
can boast of a Messiah that loves the world
enough to die for it, and is so powerful enough
to rise in victory over death.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ implies many
blessings for believers in Christ. These include:
(i) Victory over the fear of man. Christs
resurrection shows that God, not man, has the
final decision over the lives and destiny of
believers. (ii) Victory over the fear of death and
the grave: Naturally, most people would not wish
to die.
But the resurrection of Jesus shows that death
is only a transition to a greater glory. (iii) Victory
over the power of sin: No one who has
encountered the resurrection power of Christ
continues to live a purposeless, sinful life. The
power of Christ in resurrection brings the
believer to a place where sin loses its power
over the soul.
Remember that Mary saw the risen Lord. Have
you seen Him His salvation, peace, love and
compassion in your life? If not, pray fervently
now; refuse to let go until you see the
manifestation of His presence in your life.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to know You and
the power of Your resurrection and the
fellowship of Your suffering.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:28am On Apr 22
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

THEME: IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST

2 CORINTHIANS 5:9-17
9. Therefore we make it our aim, whether
present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
10. For we must all appear before the judgment
seat of Christ, that each one may receive the
things done in the body, according to what he
has done, whether good or bad.
11. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we
persuade men; but we are well known to God,
and I also trust are well known in your
consciences.
12. For we do not commend ourselves again to
you, but give you opportunity to boast on our
behalf, that you may have an answer for those
who boast in appearance and not in heart.
13. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God;
or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
14. For the love of Christ compels us, because
we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all
died;
15. and He died for all, that those who live
should live no longer for themselves, but for Him
who died for them and rose again.
16. Therefore, from now on, we regard no one
according to the flesh. Even though we have
known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we
know Him thus no longer.
17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation; old things have passed away; behold,
all things have become new.
II Corinthians 5:9-17 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Todays passage connects as a build-up to the
message of resurrection. Verse 17 says:
therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation. The old has passed away; behold, the
new has come (ESV).
This passage brings to us the message of Gods
grace, both as a privilege and a responsibility. It
is a privilege because, being in Christ means
total forgiveness and redemption from our sins.
It means we no longer have to be afraid of the
coming judgment over the rest of the world,
because we have been justified through Christ
(Acts 13:38&39).
But the grace of God also places a huge
responsibility on us, the beneficiaries. A Christian
who has been saved by grace, no longer lives to
please himself or anyone else; he lives only to
please God (v.9). The utmost desire of the
redeemed is to always bring pleasure to Gods
heart.
Another responsibility that the grace of God
places on us is that of persuading others (v.11).
A truly redeemed person is not contented with
his own salvation alone; he pushes and labours
at every opportunity, for the salvation of others.
Furthermore, being in Christ means to be
controlled by the love of Christ. Are you being
controlled by this love?

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your
redeeming power at work in my life.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:11am On Apr 23
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

THEME: JUSTIFIED BY FAITH

GALATIANS 2:15-21
15. We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners
of the Gentiles,
16. knowing that a man is not justified by the
works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ,
even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we
might be justified by faith in Christ and not by
the works of the law; for by the works of the
law no flesh shall be justified.
17.“But if, while we seek to be justified by
Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is
Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
18. For if I build again those things which I
destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19. For I through the law died to the law that I
might live to God.
20. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no
longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the
life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in
the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself
for me.
21. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if
righteousness comes through the law, then
Christ died in vain.”
Galatians 2:15-21 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Justification has continued to generate debate
among theologians. The message of God through
Paul here is simple: everyone (circumcised Jews
as well as uncircumcised Gentiles) is placed in a
right relationship with God through faith in Jesus
Christ alone. In other words, apart from faith in
Jesus Christ, there is no other means of
salvation for mankind (see John 14:6).
Unfortunately, many, up till today, still believe
that salvation should be achieved through efforts,
because in their minds, insisting that salvation is
through faith in Christ alone is tantamount to
making salvation appear cheap. We must,
however, remember that true salvation is not
cheap: it was paid for by the death of Christ on
the cross.
Our responsibility, therefore, is to believe in and
accept the sacrifice that Christ made for us to
be saved. Good works do not save a man, but a
saved man must naturally bring forth good
works. So, good works is not the root of ones
salvation, but the fruit of ones salvation.
Therefore, a person who is saved by faith in
Christ demonstrates that he or she is saved by
being good and doing good works. Remember
that the mark of a truly saved person is the fruit
of the Holy Spirit, which include love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Are
you truly saved? Does your life show such
evidence of salvation?

PRAYER: Lord, may my life bring forth the
fruit of salvation today and always.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 1:32am On Apr 24
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019

ONCE DEAD, BUT NOW ALIVE!

COLOSSIANS 2:11-17
11. In Him you were also circumcised with the
circumcision made without hands, by putting off
the body of the sins of the flesh, by the
circumcision of Christ,
12. buried with Him in baptism, in which you also
were raised with Him through faith in the working
of God, who raised Him from the dead.
13. And you, being dead in your trespasses and
the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made
alive together with Him, having forgiven you all
trespasses,
14. having wiped out the handwriting of
requirements that was against us, which was
contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the
way, having nailed it to the cross.
15. Having disarmed principalities and powers,
He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing
over them in it.
16. So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or
regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
17. which are a shadow of things to come, but
the substance is of Christ.
Colossians 2:11-17 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
One of the wonders of the Christian faith is that
it consists of men and women who were once
"dead" but are now "alive"! This is very clearly
stated in verse 13 of our reading today. The
death spoken about here is not physical but
spiritual. The beauty of the Christian faith is that
we are all a congregation of forgiven sinners.
Gods gracious ability to forgive does not have
limits, as Scripture says: ...having forgiven us all
our trespasses (v.13).
Maybe youre struggling under the weight of loads
of sin and the feeling of condemnation, without
hope. The word of hope for us today is that God
is willing and able to forgive us all our
trespasses if we come to Him and ask for it in
total humility. You need to realize today that you
have no business groaning under the weight of
sin and satanic influences, because Jesus has
already gained the victory for you (vs.14-15).
When we are in Christ and put our faith totally in
Him, we triumph over sin and Satan.
Unfortunately, not all of us realize this that is
why even with our confession of Christ as Lord
and Saviour, many of us still continue to live as
slaves to sin and Satan. This ought not to be!

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, grant me grace to
live above sinful habits that threaten to derail
Your grace in my life.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 1:57am On Apr 25
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

THEME: BY THE GRACE OF GOD


1CORINTHIANS 15:1-11
1. Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel
which I preached to you, which also you received
and in which you stand,
2. by which also you are saved, if you hold fast
that word which I preached to you—unless you
believed in vain.
3. For I delivered to you first of all that which I
also received: that Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures,
4. and that He was buried, and that He rose
again the third day according to the Scriptures,
5. and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the
twelve.
6. After that He was seen by over five hundred
brethren at once, of whom the greater part
remain to the present, but some have fallen
asleep.
7. After that He was seen by James, then by all
the apostles.
8. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as
by one born out of due time.
9. For I am the least of the apostles, who am
not worthy to be called an apostle, because I
persecuted the church of God.
10. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and
His grace toward me was not in vain; but I
labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I,
but the grace of God which was with me.
11. Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we
preach and so you believed.
I Corinthians 15:1-11 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Our study this morning will be focusing
particularly on verse 10. Grace means unmerited
favour. What does this mean for us today? We
may not be able to understand what this means
unless we try to understand what it meant for
the Apostle Paul in his day. Saul, later Paul, was
a Pharisee who believed that Gods salvation
must be achieved through tedious human efforts
(Philippians 3:1-7). He eventually became one of
the harshest persecutors of the early Christians.
In fact, he described himself as the worst of all
sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). Despite all, God still
forgave him! Not only did God forgive him, but
God also took him and shaped him into a great
apostle.
This is unmerited favour!
God is willing to do the same to each one of us
who truly turns to Him. The unmerited favour of
God does not, therefore, give room for pride, as
Paul himself points out here: but by the grace of
God, I am what I am (v.10a, ESV).
A prideful person is a person who does not really
understand the workings of Gods grace. Gods
grace is meant to humble us (no matter who we
are) and to motivate us towards selfless living
and service, as Paul says in verse 10b. Knowing
and encountering the grace of God should
motivate us to hard work and selfless service.

PRAYER: Lord, fill me with the spirit of
humility and service.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:22am On Apr 26
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

THE HOPE OF RESURRECTION


1CORINTHIANS 15:12-28
12. Now if Christ is preached that He has been
raised from the dead, how do some among you
say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13. But if there is no resurrection of the dead,
then Christ is not risen.
14. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching
is empty and your faith is also empty.
15. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of
God, because we have testified of God that He
raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in
fact the dead do not rise.
16. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not
risen.
17. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile;
you are still in your sins!
18. Then also those who have fallen asleep in
Christ have perished.
19. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we
are of all men the most pitiable.
20. But now Christ is risen from the dead, and
has become the firstfruits of those who have
fallen asleep.
21. For since by man came death, by Man also
came the resurrection of the dead.
22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all
shall be made alive.
23. But each one in his own order: Christ the
firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at
His coming.
24. Then comes the end, when He delivers the
kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end
to all rule and all authority and power.
25. For He must reign till He has put all enemies
under His feet.
26. The last enemy that will be destroyed is
death.
27. For “He has put all things under His feet.”
But when He says “all things are put under Him,
” it is evident that He who put all things under
Him is excepted.
28. Now when all things are made subject to
Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to
Him who put all things under Him, that God may
be all in all.
I Corinthians 15:12-28 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Paul, in todays passage, is gradually getting to
the conclusion of this first letter to the
Corinthian church. But he still had a very critical
issue to address the resurrection of the dead. It
appears the Christians at Corinth were becoming
increasingly confused about what happens after
death. Many of them were beginning to be
deceived by the lie of the devil that life on earth
is all there is.
The danger, therefore, was for people to begin to
live lives anyhow, assuming that there will be no
judgment after death since there is no
resurrection of the dead!
God inspired the Apostle Paul to address this
matter. Gods verdict is very clear: if Jesus Christ
rose from the dead (and He did), then definitely
humanity will also rise from the dead - some to
honour, some to dishonour (John 6:39-54;
Matthew 16:24-27).
The truth is that if life were to end only on this
earth, Jesus would not have bothered to come
and to lay down His life for the world. But He
died so that we who trust in Him might have
hope, not only for this life, but also for the life
after resurrection.
Let us, therefore, live each day as a rehearsal for
the life to be spent in eternity with Christ.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for the
sacrifices of Your Son, Jesus Christ for me. Help
me to live each day with eternity in mind.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

LIVING WITH ETERNITY IN MIND

1CORINTHIANS 15:29-34
29. Otherwise, what will they do who are
baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at
all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?
30. And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour?
31. I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have
in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32. If, in the manner of men, I have fought with
beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me?
If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for
tomorrow we die!”
33. Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts
good habits.”
34. Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for
some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak
this to your shame.
I Corinthians 15:29-34 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Further on the subject of the resurrection of the
dead, Gods word has set out for us some of the
things that eternity-minded people do. They die
daily (v.31): This is re-iterating what Jesus
Himself had earlier said: ...if anyone would come
after me, he must deny himself and take up his
cross daily and follow me (Luke 9:23).
The truth is, those who will go to heaven will not
end up in heaven by mistake. In the same way,
those who will go to hell will not end up in hell
by mistake. Each one of us, by our conscious
daily choices, is deciding where he will spend
eternity whether in heaven or in hell.
Furthermore, eternity-minded people endure
through the struggles of life, and they are
prepared to fight the good fight of faith. Paul,
because he was certain of eternity with Christ,
endured persecutions and even fought with
beasts at Ephesus (v.32). Eternity-minded people
are not afraid to be persecuted. They hold on to
the faith against all odds. They strive to please
God.
In addition, eternity-minded people carefully
select their friends, partners and companions,
knowing that bad company ruins good morals
(v.33). Finally from this passage, eternity-minded
people do not "go on sinning" (v.34). They know
that sin is enmity with God.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to live always with
eternity in mind. Help me overcome every sinful
habit.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019
(EASTER 1)

THEME: WITNESSES TO THE RESURRECTION


LUKE 241-12
1. Now on the first day of the week, very early in
the morning, they, and certain other women with
them, came to the tomb bringing the spices
which they had prepared.
2. But they found the stone rolled away from the
tomb.
3. Then they went in and did not find the body of
the Lord Jesus.
4. And it happened, as they were greatly
perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood
by them in shining garments.
5. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their
faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do
you seek the living among the dead?
6. He is not here, but is risen! Remember how
He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
7. saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered
into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified,
and the third day rise again.’ ”
8. And they remembered His words.
9. Then they returned from the tomb and told all
these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the
mother of James, and the other women with
them, who told these things to the apostles.
11. And their words seemed to them like idle
tales, and they did not believe them.
12. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and
stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by
themselves; and he departed, marveling to
himself at what had happened.
Luke 24:1-12 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
All the four gospels give accounts of the
resurrection. Here we are told that the women,
who obviously were devoted to their Lord, arrived
with spices at the tomb, only to find the stone
rolled away and the tomb empty! Why was the
stone rolled away? Was it to let Jesus out? No!
With His glorious body He no longer needed
physical openings in order to find access. He
could walk through locked doors (John 20:19).
So, obviously the stone was rolled away in order
to let the "witnesses" (the women and the
apostles) in so they could proclaim the
resurrection. In verses 5 and 6, the angels gently
rebuked the women for failing to remember
Jesus' predictions about His death and
resurrection, which is the reason why, they were
"looking for the living among the dead!"
As Mary Magdalene lingered by the tomb
weeping, Jesus appeared to her and
commissioned her as a witness to the
resurrection (John 20:11-18). Amazingly, all the
four gospels agree that women were the first to
witness to the resurrection of Christ.
The Gospel of Christ must break every barrier:
ethnic, gender or race. When we encounter the
resurrected Christ, we must in turn become
witnesses of the same to an ignorant world.

PRAYER: Father, may my life bear witness
to the fact that Jesus is alive.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
(ST. MARKS DAY)

THEME: HANDLING DISAGREEMENTS

ACTS 15:36-41
36. Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas,
“Let us now go back and visit our brethren in
every city where we have preached the word of
the Lord, and see how they are doing.”
37. Now Barnabas was determined to take with
them John called Mark.
38. But Paul insisted that they should not take
with them the one who had departed from them
in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the
work.
39. Then the contention became so sharp that
they parted from one another. And so Barnabas
took Mark and sailed to Cyprus;
40. but Paul chose Silas and departed, being
commended by the brethren to the grace of God.
41. And he went through Syria and Cilicia,
strengthening the churches.
Acts 15:36-41 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Paul and Barnabas had been working as partners
for years, planting churches and spreading the
gospel together.
However, even partners do disagree sometimes.
The disagreement between Paul and Barnabas
brings some things to the fore. Pauls reason for
refusing John Mark to go with them on this
mission was because he had deserted them at
some point on the first missionary journey (Acts
13:13), perhaps out of fear, exhaustion or
discouragement. Paul and Barnabas are two
dedicated men who had just helped bring unity
to the church, and yet here they could not settle
their own disagreement!
Disturbing and painful as these conflicts are,
they have often been found in the church
throughout history. Good and godly people in the
church do disagree; we must accept this fact.
But we must be careful that our disagreements
do not hinder the work of God.
Perhaps for Paul and Barnabas, it was a
difference of perspective: Paul looks at people
and asks, What can they do for Gods work? while
Barnabas looks at people and asks, What can
Gods work do in them? Both questions are
important to Gods work and a lot of times, it is
hard to keep things balanced.
As a result of the contribution of Barnabas to
the growth of Mark, Paul came to love and
appreciate Mark quite fondly (Colossians 4:10;
2Timothy 4:11; Philemon 23-24). Never write
anyone off.

Action: Find someone to urge on in faith
today.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019

THEME: CARING FOR YOUR SOUL

1CORINTHIANS 15:35-49
35. But someone will say, “How are the dead
raised up? And with what body do they come?”
36. Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive
unless it dies.
37. And what you sow, you do not sow that body
that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or
some other grain.
38. But God gives it a body as He pleases, and
to each seed its own body.
39. All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is
one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of
animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
40. There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial
bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and
the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41. There is one glory of the sun, another glory
of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for
one star differs from another star in glory.
42. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The
body is sown in corruption, it is raised in
incorruption.
43. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It
is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
44. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a
spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there
is a spiritual body.
45. And so it is written, “The first man Adam
became a living being.” The last Adam became a
life-giving spirit.
46. However, the spiritual is not first, but the
natural, and afterward the spiritual.
47. The first man was of the earth, made of
dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
48. As was the man of dust, so also are those
who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly
Man, so also are those who are heavenly.
49. And as we have borne the image of the man
of dust, we shall also bear the image of the
heavenly Man.
I Corinthians 15:35-49 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
In furtherance of the discussion on the issue of
resurrection, Paul made the very important point
that resurrection does not entail the
reconstruction of our earthly bodies. In other
words, when we are buried in the ground, our
earthly bodies will decay, only the soul is
indestructible. The soul is what will appear
before God on Judgment Day (in a new body!). It
is good to take care of our physical bodies, but
more important to care for the soul.
Unfortunately, many of us can do anything to
decorate, feed and nurture our physical bodies,
yet pay little or no attention to our soul.
When last did you really spend good time to feed
your soul on the word of God and prayer? When
last did you really allow God to work in your life
and bring the much needed transformation? Paul
is saying here that as far as eternity is
concerned, our earthly bodies, no matter how
beautiful they currently look, have no place in
heaven. God will cloth the soul with a new body
that is suitable to that heavenly environment!
Knowing this, we must give our soul over to God
that He may feed and nurture it and cloth us in
the end for eternity with Him.

PRAYER: Lord, help me from now on to
dedicate my soul and body to You in preparation
for eternity with You.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
(St. Philip and St. James the Apostles)

THEME: LET NOT YOUR HEART BE
TROUBLED: BELIEVE IN GOD

JOHN 14: 1-14
1. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in
God, believe also in Me.
2. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it
were not so, I would have told you. I go to
prepare a place for you.
3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come again and receive you to Myself; that
where I am, there you may be also.
4. And where I go you know, and the way you
know.”
5. Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know
where You are going, and how can we know the
way?”
6. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth,
and the life. No one comes to the Father except
through Me.
7. “If you had known Me, you would have known
My Father also; and from now on you know Him
and have seen Him.”
8. Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father,
and it is sufficient for us.”
9. Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so
long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He
who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how
can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10. Do you not believe that I am in the Father,
and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to
you I do not speak on My own authority; but the
Father who dwells in Me does the works.
11. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the
Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of
the works themselves.
12. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who
believes in Me, the works that I do he will do
also; and greater works than these he will do,
because I go to My Father.
13. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will
do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
John 14:1-14 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
An author once said that Tough times do not
last, but tough people do. Every problem in life
has a lifespan and expires ultimately. Are you
surrounded by storms of life: hardship,
persecution, disappointment, etc.? Jesus says,
Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God.
When you believe in God with tested and
unshakable faith, you enter into the arena of
being a victor and not a victim because faith is
the victory that overcomes the world.
All you need is a heart-deep revelational
knowledge of God and not mere head knowledge.
With faith in Jesus, you will see God in action.
Then, you can ask and receive in His name
(John 14:13-14).
Your belief in God is authenticated when you
practise the word of God. Hence, no need for
anxiety. In the same vein, if your faith waivers
not, the Lord Jesus Christ has promised to take
you home to be with him (John.14:2&3).
Therefore, take heed to yourselves lest your
hearts be weighed down with dissipation and
drunkenness, deceitfulness of riches and cares
of this life, and that day comes upon you as a
snare (Luke 21:34).

Prayer: God, grant us peace and absolute
tranquility in the storms of this life in Jesus
Name.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019

THEME: BEWARE OF A DIFFERENT GOSPEL!

GALATIANS 1:1-10
1. Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through
man, but through Jesus Christ and God the
Father who raised Him from the dead),
2. and all the brethren who are with me, To the
churches of Galatia:
3. Grace to you and peace from God the Father
and our Lord Jesus Christ,
4. who gave Himself for our sins, that He might
deliver us from this present evil age, according
to the will of our God and Father,
5. to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
6. I marvel that you are turning away so soon
from Him who called you in the grace of Christ,
to a different gospel,
7. which is not another; but there are some who
trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of
Christ.
8. But even if we, or an angel from heaven,
preach any other gospel to you than what we
have preached to you, let him be accursed.
9. As we have said before, so now I say again, if
anyone preaches any other gospel to you than
what you have received, let him be accursed.
10. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I
seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I
would not be a bondservant of Christ.
Galatians 1:1-10 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
In our text today, we encounter some Galatians
who had been deceived. And Paul was
astonished that they had deserted the grace of
Christ and turned to a strange gospel. Anyone
who leaves the pure gospel of Christ for a
strange gospel will sink into disaster and
destruction. Paul made this inherent danger clear
in Galatians 1:8.
The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ contains
everything necessary for salvation. This gospel
states that Jesus Christ gave himself humanity
once and for all. Hence, when we tie ourselves
to the aprons of tradition and culture, we will be
indirectly attempting to nullify the finished work
of Christ on the Cross (Galatians 1:4).
Be vigilant and watchful, there are strange
gospels and doctrines of demons around us
today coming from all directions.
They include: homosexuality, sodomy, same-sex
marriage not being sins, the story of Adam and
Eve alleged to be a fable, hell and heaven
alleged not to be real, life ending here on earth
with nothing like eternity, non-existence of God,
no second coming of Jesus, no judgment day, all
religions leading to God, etc. Very close to us
are false visioners, dreamers, prophets and those
whose bellies are their gods. Be careful and
watchful not to be a victim. Learn to stick to the
word of God.

PRAYER: God please deliver us from
strange gospels in Jesus Name.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

THEME: AUTHENTICITY OF THE GOSPEL OF
CHRIST

GALATIANS 1: 11-24
11. But I make known to you, brethren, that the
gospel which was preached by me is not
according to man.
12. For I neither received it from man, nor was I
taught it, but it came through the revelation of
Jesus Christ.
13. For you have heard of my former conduct in
Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God
beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
14. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of
my contemporaries in my own nation, being more
exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my
fathers.
15. But when it pleased God, who separated me
from my mother’s womb and called me through
His grace,
16. to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach
Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately
confer with flesh and blood,
17. nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who
were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia,
and returned again to Damascus.
18. Then after three years I went up to
Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him
fifteen days.
19. But I saw none of the other apostles except
James, the Lord’s brother.
20. (Now concerning the things which I write to
you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
21. Afterward I went into the regions of Syria
and Cilicia.
22. And I was unknown by face to the churches
of Judea which were in Christ.
23. But they were hearing only, “He who formerly
persecuted us now preaches the faith which he
once tried to destroy.”
24. And they glorified God in me.
Galatians 1:11-24 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
As we saw in yesterdays reading, the
authenticity of Christs gospel cannot be faulted.
His gospel is not man-made; it has a divine
origin and came through a revelation from Jesus
Christ Himself. No wonder its principles are sure
and cannot be broken. Highly infused with
inspiration and anointing, this gospel will never
change. Its new every day!
In his blind bid to protect and guard the
traditions of his fathers, even Paul in his fierce
persecution of the Church could not destroy the
gospel (Galatians 1:13). The gospel carries a
light that darkness cannot withstand it (II
Corinthians 4:5). The gospel of Christ is the only
gospel that has the power to transform and
regenerate. The gospel is the power of God for
salvation; in it, the righteousness of God is
revealed from faith to faith. (Romans 1:16-17).
Therefore, we must resist any attempt, trials,
temptations, persecutions or afflictions that will
take us away from the gospel of our Lord. We
must be rooted and grounded in this gospel daily
as we run our race.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, may your word dwell
richly in my heart, in Jesus Name.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019

BEWARE OF FALSE BRETHREN

GALATIANS 2:1-10
1. Then after fourteen years I went up again to
Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus
with me.
2. And I went up by revelation, and
communicated to them that gospel which I
preach among the Gentiles, but privately to
those who were of reputation, lest by any means
I might run, or had run, in vain.
3. Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a
Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
4. And this occurred because of false brethren
secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to
spy out our liberty which we have in Christ
Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
5. to whom we did not yield submission even for
an hour, that the truth of the gospel might
continue with you.
6. But from those who seemed to be something
—whatever they were, it makes no difference to
me; God shows personal favoritism to no man—
for those who seemed to be something added
nothing to me.
7. But on the contrary, when they saw that the
gospel for the uncircumcised had been
committed to me, as the gospel for the
circumcised was to Peter
8. (for He who worked effectively in Peter for the
apostleship to the circumcised also worked
effectively in me toward the Gentiles),
9. and when James, Cephas, and John, who
seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that
had been given to me, they gave me and
Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we
should go to the Gentiles and they to the
circumcised.
10. They desired only that we should remember
the poor, the very thing which I also was eager
to do.
Galatians 2:1-10 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Just as it was in the time of Paul, there are
mixed-multitudes in the church today.
These false brethren profess to know God, but
they deny Him by their deeds. They are
detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good deed,
rebellious, burdened with sin, ever learning yet
never able to know the truth (2 Timothy 3:7).
Our reading today tells us that Paul didnt yield to
their demands nor did he compromise his faith.
He maintained the truth of the gospel by refusing
to yield to their influence.
The intention of these false brethren is to bring
us into bondage, thereby hindering us from
finishing our heavenly race. We find them
everywhere today: in the church, in the society,
in our families, and even among our ministers.
Watch out and beware of them. They are
faithless, compromisers; members of the
synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9), enemies of
the gospel and men and women of counterfeit
faith. By their fruits, we shall know them.
Brethren, we can overcome them by studying the
word of God and meditating on it so that we will
be well-rooted and grounded as the word dwells
richly in us. We must never yield to the
craftiness of these false brethren.

PRAYER: Lord, please deliver us from the
evil nets of false brethren; help us to finish this
race strongly in Jesus Name.

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SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
(EASTER 2)

JESUS, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

JOHN 10:7-16
7. Then Jesus said to them again, “Most
assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the
sheep.
8. All who ever came before Me are thieves and
robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will
be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10. The thief does not come,, except to steal, and
to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may
have life, and that they may have it more
abundantly.
11.“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
gives His life for the sheep.
12. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd,
one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf
coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the
wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
13. The hireling flees because he is a hireling
and does not care about the sheep.
14. I am the good shepherd; and I know My
sheep, and am known by My own.
15. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the
Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
16. And other sheep I have which are not of this
fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear
My voice; and there will be one flock and one
shepherd.
John 10:7-16 NKJ

GUIDE TEXT
Our society today is filled with many hirelings
who move about as shepherds; however, they
are wolves in sheeps clothing that devour
mercilessly. They own and run churches and
prayer houses in almost every street. However,
the foundations of such churches are very
occultist, diabolical and deceptive.
In order to get members, some of them perform
fake miracles and do horrible things that are
inimical to our faith such as burying human
beings at their altars and consulting witches and
wizards, magicians and native doctors.
Regrettably, some Christians secretly go to them
and ultimately get enslaved through false
dreams, visions and prophecies that create fears,
hatred, and enmity among friends and family
members.
Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd, the Way, the
Truth, the Life and the Resurrection.
He redeemed mankind with His Blood; He knows
the sheep and the sheep know Him. He came to
give us life, and that, more abundantly
(John10:10b). He gave His life for us and He is
the only name by which we are saved (Act
4:12).
Therefore, we should not give Satan and his
agents any chance to steal, kill and destroy our
faith.
Jesus is our life, chief shepherd, shield, Provider,
Protector and Shelter; in Him we have our being
and lack nothing (Psalm 23:1-2).

PRAYER: Dear God, please deliver us from
todays hirelings and wolves in sheeps clothing in
Jesus Name.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019

THEME: AVOID DOUBLE STANDARDS

GALATIANS 2:11-14
11. Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I
withstood him to his face, because he was to be
blamed;
12. for before certain men came from James, he
would eat with the Gentiles; but when they
came, he withdrew and separated himself,
fearing those who were of the circumcision.
13. And the rest of the Jews also played the
hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was
carried away with their hypocrisy.
14. But when I saw that they were not
straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I
said to Peter before them all, “If you, being a
Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as
the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as
Jews?
Galatians 2:11-14 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
In our reading today, Paul opposed Cephas at
Antioch. Before certain men came from James,
he (Cephas) had eaten with the Gentiles, but
when they came, he drew back and separated
himself, fearing the circumcision party.
Others acted insincerely with him so that even
Barnabas was carried away by their insincerity.
Paul in his straight-forward nature, rebuked and
corrected them. We must note Pauls boldness
and fearlessness.
Insincerity is a dangerous dagger that devours a
persons spirituality. It carries along falsehood
and portrays a person as a liar because such a
person claims to believe in one thing (Gods
word) but his actions declare his faith as nothing
but fallacy. Faith without works is dead. (James
2:17) God is not a Respecter of any person. In
condemning evil, Paul respected no one, not
even Cephas! The narrow road to heaven has no
partiality or fear of persons on it. A spade must
be called a spade.
Let us be honest, sincere, faithful and straight
forward as Christians in our actions; there must
not be compromise. Let us be crucified with
Christ, so that Christ will live through us
(Galatians 2:20), for if justification was through
the law, then Christ died to no purpose.

PRAYER: O Lord, help us to be sincere
Christians so that what we believe and preach
will be seen through our actions in Jesus Name.

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THE RIGHTEOUS SALE LIVE BY FAITH

GALATIANS 3: 1-14
1. O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you
that you should not obey the truth, before whose
eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among
you as crucified?
2. This only I want to learn from you: Did you
receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by
the hearing of faith?
3. Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit,
are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
4. Have you suffered so many things in vain—if
indeed it was in vain?
5. Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you
and works miracles among you, does He do it by
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

6. just as Abraham “believed God, and it was
accounted to him for righteousness.”
7. Therefore know that only those who are of
faith are sons of Abraham.
8. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would
justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel
to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the
nations shall be blessed.”
9. So then those who are of faith are blessed
with believing Abraham.
10. For as many as are of the works of the law
are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is
everyone who does not continue in all things
which are written in the book of the law, to do
them.”
11. But that no one is justified by the law in the
sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by
faith.”
12. Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who
does them shall live by them.”
13. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of
the law, having become a curse for us (for it is
written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a
tree”),
14. that the blessing of Abraham might come
upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might
receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:1-14 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
God made it explicit right from the Old
Testament that the just shall live by his faith
(Habakkuk 2:4).
This faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).
No matter how they are presented, vain
philosophies of men, human ideologies, laws,
traditions, customs and dogma, cannot give any
person faith. Undefiled faith comes from hearing
only one thing and that is, the word of God.
In our read reading today, Paul withstood bluntly
those who wanted to replace faith in Christ with
works of the law. We must live in the faith and
liberty which Christ provided for us than in the
bondage of the law. As Paul made known to the
Galatians, we must not be bewitched or foolish
to think that justification is by the law instead of
by faith. Righteousness in Christ is by faith.
By faith the disciples received the Holy Spirit
and had miracles; Abraham believed God,
Gentiles were justified, received blessings and
were redeemed from the curse of the law.
Knowing these, Paul therefore called it
foolishness to grow on works of the law. By the
grace of God, we are saved through faith in God.
Faith is the victory that overcomes the world,
therefore, we must walk by faith and not by
sight.

PRAYER: Dear God, please help us to walk
by faith, not by sight. Help us also not to make a
shipwreck of our faith in Jesus Name.

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THEME: WHY THEN THE LAW?

GALATIANS 3: 15-27
15. Brethren, I speak in the manner of men:
Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is
confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it.
16. Now to Abraham and his Seed were the
promises made. He does not say, “And to
seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your
Seed,” who is Christ.
17. And this I say, that the law, which was four
hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the
covenant that was confirmed before by God in
Christ, that it should make the promise of no
effect.
18. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no
longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham
by promise.
19. What purpose then does the law serve? It
was added because of transgressions, till the
Seed should come to whom the promise was
made; and it was appointed through angels by
the hand of a mediator.
20. Now a mediator does not mediate for one
only, but God is one.
21. Is the law then against the promises of God?
Certainly not! For if there had been a law given
which could have given life, truly righteousness
would have been by the law.
22. But the Scripture has confined all under sin,
that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might
be given to those who believe.
23. But before faith came, we were kept under
guard by the law, kept for the faith which would
afterward be revealed.
24. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us
to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25. But after faith has come, we are no longer
under a tutor.
26. For you are all sons of God through faith in
Christ Jesus.
27. For as many of you as were baptized into
Christ have put on Christ.
Galatians 3:15-27 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
The law tells men what sin is, it was added
because of transgression. If there is no law,
there can be no sin. The law shows us our
helplessness.
The law was in effect until the birth of Jesus
Christ. The law was our custodian until Christ
came. The law was an essential tool on the way
to the grace of God.
It was faith that saved Abraham, not deeds of
the law. God gave the inheritance to Abraham by
a promise. The law was certainly not against the
promises of God.
Now faith had been revealed that we might be
justified. We are no longer under the law but
grace. Righteousness is by faith in Christ.
However, we must not break Gods laws because
of grace. Christianity is not a religion of cheap
grace. Shall we continue in sin that grace may
abound? God forbid (Romans 6: 1-2).
The letters of the law kill, but the Spirit of grace
gives life. Let us no longer be ignorant of the
righteousness that comes from God through
faith.
Let us submit to Gods righteousness by the
grace of Christ, then we can keep the
commandments and laws of God.

PRAYER: Dear God, help us never to toy
with the righteousness that comes by faith.
Grant us more of your grace to live above sin in
Jesus Name.

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THEME: BE A SON, NOT A SLAVE

GALATIANS 4:1-7
1. Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a
child, does not differ at all from a slave, though
he is master of all,
2. but is under guardians and stewards until the
time appointed by the father.
3. Even so we, when we were children, were in
bondage under the elements of the world.
4. But when the fullness of the time had come,
God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born
under the law,
5. to redeem those who were under the law, that
we might receive the adoption as sons.
6. And because you are sons, God has sent forth
the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out,
“Abba, Father!”
7. Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son,
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Galatians 4:1-7. NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
A slave has no liberty or a say in vital issues! A
slave can be seen but not heard; he has no
freedom. in short, a slave is in bondage under
guardians and custodians. Obviously, sinners are
slaves. He that commits sins is of the devil, who
comes to steal, kill and destroy. This class of
slaves may operate in self-righteousness but are
far from the righteousness of God in Christ.
Likewise before Jesus saved us by grace, we
were slaves to sins in bondage, and slaves to the
elemental spirits of the universe. But when the
time came, Jesus redeemed us so that we might
receive adoption as sons. As sons, God sent His
Spirit into our hearts (Colossians 2:13-15).
To be sons of God, there is an urgent need that
we must be born again, regenerated, sanctified
and washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Those
that believe in Christ and receive Him, He gives
power to become the sons of God (John 1:12).
We must open our hearts and allow Jesus to
occupy us (Revelations 3:20). In Jesus Christ,
we are no longer slaves, but sons; heirs of the
kingdom.

PRAYER: O Lord, deliver us from any
bondage of slavery and make us your sons in
Jesus Name.

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THEME: THE DANGER OF IGNORANCE

GALATIANS 4: 8-20
8. But then, indeed, when you did not know God,
you served those which by nature are not gods.
9. But now after you have known God, or rather
are known by God, how is it that you turn again
to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you
desire again to be in bondage?
10. You observe days and months and seasons
and years.
11. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for
you in vain.
12. Brethren, I urge you to become like me, for I
became like you. You have not injured me at all.
13. You know that because of physical infirmity I
preached the gospel to you at the first.
14. And my trial which was in my flesh you did
not despise or reject, but you received me as an
angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
15. What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For
I bear you witness that, if possible, you would
have plucked out your own eyes and given them
to me.
16. Have I therefore become your enemy
because I tell you the truth?
17. They zealously court you, but for no good;
yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be
zealous for them.
18. But it is good to be zealous in a good thing
always, and not only when I am present with you.
19. My little children, for whom I labor in birth
again until Christ is formed in you,
20. I would like to be present with you now and
to change my tone; for I have doubts about you.
Galatians 4:8-20 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Ignorance is a disease of its own, it is worse
when one lives without the knowledge and fear
of God. The fool says in his heart, there is no
God.” No wonder such is corrupt and lives in
abominable iniquity (Psalm 53:1). The truth
remains certain: anyone who does not know God
is in bondage to beings that by nature, are no
gods.
Those that know their God shall do exploits
(Daniel 11:23) while anyone who does not know
God will certainly end in hellfire forever!
Many in the church today claim to know God.
They call God with their lips but their hearts are
far away from Him. They live in disobedience to
Gods word which means nothing to them. They
turn back frequently to the weak and beggarly
elemental spirits, whose slaves they prefer to
remain through their human agents (experts in
observing days, months, seasons and years),
whom they meet secretly..
In our reading today, Paul expressed his fear
because of such people for whom he travailed
again until Christ be formed in them so that his
labour would not be in vain. When you seek God
through Christ, you will find and know Him. To
know God, we must read our bible and get his
knowledge through His word. Our main duty
under the sun is to fear God and keep his
commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13.) .

PRAYER: O Lord, grant that we will know
you and the power of your Ressurection in Jesus name.

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THEME: CHILDREN OF PROMISE

GALATIANS 4:21-31
21. Tell me, you who desire to be under the law,
do you not hear the law?
22. For it is written that Abraham had two sons:
the one by a bondwoman, the other by a
freewoman.
23. But he who was of the bondwoman was born
according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman
through promise,
24. which things are symbolic. For these are the
two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which
gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar—
25. for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and
corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in
bondage with her children—
26. but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the
mother of us all.
27. For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren, You who
do not bear! Break forth and shout, You who are
not in labor! For the desolate has many more
children Than she who has a husband.”
28. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children
of promise.
29. But, as he who was born according to the
flesh then persecuted him who was born
according to the Spirit, even so it is now.
30. Nevertheless what does the Scripture say?
“Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the
son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the
son of the freewoman.”
31. So then, brethren, we are not children of the
bondwoman but of the free.
Galatians 4:21-31 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
The expression Children of promise” describes
those who are truly born of God. Our passage
today used the sons of Abraham: Isaac and
Ishmael, to drive home the difference between
those living in the flesh and those living in Spirit.
Hence, a child of promise is born, not by the will
of the flesh, nor by the will of man, but of God.
(John 1:13).
Children of promise are descendants of Abraham
like Isaac, not through birth, but rebirth; not by
law, but by promise; not by works, but by faith.
You are a candidate of heaven as a child of
promise and must manifest the power of God
here on earth.
Children of promise face persecution. The
children of the bondwoman will always persecute
the children of promise. They do not understand
the children of promise and always see them as
a threat.
The big question you will have to answer is Are
you among the children of the bondwoman or
among the children of promise? If not of
promise, then bow your head and invite Jesus
into your life now. Pray this simple prayer Lord
Jesus I invite you into my life to be Lord and my
personal savior. I receive the grace to serve you
for the rest of my life. Amen! Congratulations!

PRAYER: O Lord Jesus, please, help me to
remain faithful to you as your child of promise
despite the persecutions and trials.

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DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 (Easter III)

TOPIC: I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

READING: John 11:17-27 King James Version
(KJV)
"17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he
had lain in the grave four days already.
18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about
fifteen furlongs off:
19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and
Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that
Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary
sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou
hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou
wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise
again.
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall
rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection,
and the life: he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me
shall never die. Believest thou this?
27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that
thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should
come into the world."

MESSAGE:
Every Sunday is the celebration of the
resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection
keeps reminding us the crux of our Christian
faith, that is, "no resurrection, no Christianity."
Jesus did not only resurrect; He is the
resurrection. Where He is, nothing dies, life
reigns. He is the life, the eternal life. He of Tel’s
this life to those who believe in Him. In fact, this
life is the guarantee of resurrection. This is what
Jesus intends to prove to Martha. Martha
believed in resurrection intellectually but never
knew that the resurrection himself was standing
and talking with her.
Your life is meaningless without Him; He is the
author of life. Like begets like, you will give what
you have. Jesus is life and He gives it out
willingly to those willing to receive it. You want
to enjoy abundant life? Hook up to Him (John 10:
10b). It is the assurance of this eternal life that
guarantees resurrection. The Resurrection and
the Life is standing with you now. What do you
want to do with him?

PRAYER: O Lord, help me to understand that you
are the resurrection and the life and where you
are everything comes alive, in Jesus Name.
Amen.

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THEME: THE YOKE OF BONDAGE

GALATIANS 5:1-15
1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which
Christ has made us free, and do not be
entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
2. Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become
circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
3. And I testify again to every man who becomes
circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the
whole law.
4. You have become estranged from Christ, you
who attempt to be justified by law; you have
fallen from grace.
5. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the
hope of righteousness by faith.
6. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor
uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working
through love.
7. You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying
the truth?
8. This persuasion does not come from Him who
calls you.
9. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
10. I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you
will have no other mind; but he who troubles you
shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.
11. And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision,
why do I still suffer persecution? Then the
offense of the cross has ceased.
12. I could wish that those who trouble you
would even cut themselves off!
13. For you, brethren, have been called to liberty;
only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the
flesh, but through love serve one another.
14. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in
this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
15. But if you bite and devour one another,
beware lest you be consumed by one another!
Galatians 5:1-15 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Belonging to the Lord, Jesus Christ positions one
to the side of freedom. You are required to
stand firm and refuse to be yoked again in
bondage. The Advanced English Dictionary
defines yoke’ and ‘bondage’ as follows: yoke
is an oppressive power; yoke (v) is to become
joined or linked together. Bondage is the state of
being under the control of a force or influence or
abstract power.
Yoke of bondage connotes one being under the
influence of oppressive power that confines the
person. Such power creates limitations and loss
of ability to control ones actions in the very area
of bondage.
In dealing with yoke of bondage, we must
consider these - truth liberates, falsehood
enslaves and half-truth is disastrous. Jesus
declares that you will know the truth, and the
truth will set you free. Your liberation is to the
extent of the truth you know and can apply to
your life. If Jesus is the truth, an encounter with
Him, (the bondage breaker) will breed total
freedom.
Like the warning to the Galatians who allowed
false teachers to present to them with a false
gospel and half-truth, thereby exposing them to
bondage, we are to avoid every wind of doctrine
with their attendant bondages. Most bondages
are self-imposed. Jesus sets free. Get glued to
Him.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, my bondage breaker,
I surrender to you. Help me to know you better,
for the more I know you, the freer I become.

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WALKING IN THE SPIRIT


GALATIANS 5:16-18
16. I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall
not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary
to one another, so that you do not do the things
that you wish.
18. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not
under the law.
Galatians 5:16-18 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
As children of God, we are called to walk in the
Spirit. What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?
Walking in the Spirit implies allowing the Holy
Spirit to determine your destination; it is a
continuous walk with Him and total dependence
on Him.
You have to allow the Holy Spirit to pattern your
life as to please God. It is this walking/living in
the Spirit that truly enables you to overcome the
domineering power of the flesh.
How then can you walk in the Spirit? It is to
know who you are in Christ. This knowledge
comes through the Holy Spirit. For the Spirit
bears witness with your spirit that you are a
child of God.
You have to starve your flesh by thinking and
meditating on the things of the kingdom of God.
You have to deliberately avoid strife and walk in
harmony with others. You have to examine
yourself daily and know your weaknesses and
depend on the Holy Spirit to overcome.
Finally, you must pray and listen to the Holy
Spirit and never forget that He is your reliable
and dependable paraclete (your advocate and
helper).

PRAYER: Dear God and Father, enable me
to walk effectively in the Holy Spirit, for in Him
lies my total victory in this world in Jesus Name!

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THEME: WORKS OF THE FLESH VS THE
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT



GALATIANS 5:19-26
19. Now the works of the flesh are evident,
which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lewdness,
20. idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions,
jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies,
21. envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and
the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I
also told you in time past, that those who
practice such things will not inherit the kingdom
of God.
22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23. gentleness, self-control. Against such there
is no law.
24. And those who are Christ’s have crucified
the flesh with its passions and desires.
25. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the
Spirit.
26. Let us not become conceited, provoking one
another, envying one another.
Galatians 5:19-26 NKJV


GUIDE TEXT
There is a conflict between the sinful nature
(flesh) and the Spirit. It looks easier to walk in
the flesh and a struggle to walk in the Spirit. The
reason is simple, in sin did my mother conceive
me. Now, the works of the flesh are summarized
as four (4) abuses of human sexuality, two (2)
false religion or sin of superstition, nine (9) sins
of temper and two (2) sins of the appetite or
excesses.
The sexual sins reflect from active involvement
(adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality,
prostitution and pornography), impure thoughts,
and suggestive attitudes like touching,
provocative dressing and sex humour.
The fruit of the Spirit is the medicine for the
works of the flesh. The fruit is the manifestation
of the character of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
As we submit to the Holy Spirit and follow His
directives, it becomes easier to subdue the
manifestations of the flesh. The fruit of the
Spirit is summarized thus: fruit that directs our
thoughts towards God (love, joy, and peace),
fruit that directs our attention to others
(longsuffering, kindness and goodness), and the
fruit that directs attention to oneself
(faithfulness, gentleness and self-control).
Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfil the acts
of the flesh.

PRAYER: O Lord! I submit to the
leadership of the Holy Spirit. Please, lead me
daily to live out the fruit of the Spirit and to live
victoriously over the flesh in Jesus Name!

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THEME: WALK IN UNDERSTANDING WITH
ONE ANOTHER

GALATIANS 6:1-5
1. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any
trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a
one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself
lest you also be tempted.
2. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the
law of Christ.
3. For if anyone thinks himself to be something,
when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4. But let each one examine his own work, and
then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and
not in another.
5. For each one shall bear his own load.
Galatians 6:1-5 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
The Christian walk is a 2-way walk. It involves a
relationship with God and man. Most times the
gauge to measure our relationship with God is
determined by our relationship with our fellow
man.
There is need to restore a Christian when he/she
falls and to bear one anothers burdens. It
requires understanding to walk up the
backslidden to the place of trust in God again.
You must be spiritual not carnal, not judgmental
but merciful, rebuke where necessary but with a
touch of love. If you personally have fallen into
sin, this is a call to return to God in humility and
be restored again. Furthermore, as soldiers, let
us cultivate the godly habit of restoring our
fallen heroes and heroines.
Bearing one anothers burden implies sharing in
the heavy load of others, with sympathy, so as
to lighten this load. Our dresses cover a lot of
things: anxiety, sicknesses, family issues, work
related loads, societal pressure and acute
financial challenges. Others may be the load of
demonic oppression and abnormal sexual
tendencies.
God is calling us to reach out in love. Today, you
might be carrying a load that no one else
understands, God knows and the fact that you
are reading this devotional implies that God is
doing something already so that you can reach
out to the hurting.

PRAYER: Dear Merciful Father, I lay my
burdens before you and I pray that you make me
the extension of your love to the hurting around
in Jesus Name.

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FRIDAY, 17 MAY, 2019

THEME: THE PRINCIPLE OF SOWING AND
REAPING


GALATIANS 6:6-10
6. Let him who is taught the word share in all
good things with him who teaches.
7. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for
whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
8. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh
reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit
will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
9. And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose
heart.
10. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do
good to all, especially to those who are of the
household of faith.
Galatians 6:6-10 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Sow a thought, reap an action; Sow an action,
reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow
a character, reap a destiny. Stephen R. Covey.
Life is about sowing and reaping; giving and
receiving. The principle of sowing and reaping is
universal. What you sow is what you reap. The
passage today points out critical areas that you
need to sow into as greater harvest awaits you.
Lets look at a few.
Sowing to your instructors oftentimes
parishioners neglect those who minister to them.
Your pastor and your Sunday school and Bible
Study teachers need your encouragement -
words of courage and financial support. Sowing
to the flesh and sinful nature - greed,
unforgiveness, bitterness, immoral actions etc.,
breed destruction at the end. On the other hand,
sowing to the Spirit results in everlasting life.
Then, sowing to fellow men and sowing to fellow
believers. Sowing is not limited to money but
every other good thing in life. In the principle of
sowing and reaping, understand that you reap
more than you sow, whether positive or negative.
This truth should make you to be cautious in life.
You can begin to right the wrongs in your life.

PRAYER: My God and Father, I thank you
for reminding me of this principle of sowing and
reaping. Help me to sow positively today for a
better tomorrow in Jesus Name.

Credits : Daily Fountain Devotional
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:27am On May 18
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE OF
SATURDAY, 18 MAY, 2019

THEME: OUTWARD IMPRESSION


GALATIANS 6:11-18
11. See with what large letters I have written to
you with my own hand!
12. As many as desire to make a good showing
in the flesh, these would compel you to be
circumcised, only that they may not suffer
persecution for the cross of Christ.
13. For not even those who are circumcised
keep the law, but they desire to have you
circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.
14. But God forbid that I should boast except in
the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the
world has been crucified to me, and I to the
world.
15. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor
uncircumcision avails anything, but a new
creation.
16. And as many as walk according to this rule,
peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the
Israel of God.
17. From now on let no one trouble me, for I
bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
be with your spirit. Amen.
Galatians 6:11-18 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
As todays passage shows, the intruders were
concerned about maintaining a good face so as
not to offend the majority. They focused on
salvation rooted in the observation of the law
rather the grace and downplaying the place of
the cross. You need to separate pleasing men
and pleasing God. In pleasing men, you have to
please God first. You must define your motive. Is
it to make men happy and make God sad?
Making men happy and God sad is the ultimate
goal of outward impression.
The ultimate aim in outward impression is to
compel people to do what you want, not what
God wants; to follow the crowd. The aim is to
avoid persecution and the end result is to boast
in the flesh.
We are living in a time when the cross of Jesus
Christ is an offence to many.
A time where some Christians are avoiding being
cajoled or denied their rights for the sake of their
faith! Do not follow the crowd but stand with
Paul and boldly boast about the cross of Jesus
Christ no matter the cost. For what counts is
new creation. Do not trade your faith for cheap
popularity.

PRAYER: O Lord, please, help me not to
follow the crowd but to live daily to please you
all the days of my life in Jesus Name.
HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU

Credits : Daily Fountain Devotional
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 12:53am On May 19
DAILY FOUNTAIN GUIDE OF SUNDAY, 19
MAY, 2019
(EASTER 4)

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU

JOHN 16:5-22
5.“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and
none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’
6. But because I have said these things to you,
sorrow has filled your heart.
7.Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your
advantage that I go away; for if I do not go
away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I
depart, I will send Him to you.
8. And when He has come, He will convict the
world of sin, and of righteousness, and of
judgment:
9. of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
10. of righteousness, because I go to My Father
and you see Me no more;
11. of judgment, because the ruler of this world
is judged.
12.“I still have many things to say to you, but
you cannot bear them now.
13. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has
come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will
not speak on His own authority, but whatever He
hears He will speak; and He will tell you things
to come.
14. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is
Mine and declare it to you.
15. All things that the Father has are Mine.
Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and
declare it to you.
16.“A little while, and you will not see Me; and
again a little while, and you will see Me, because
I go to the Father.”
17. Then some of His disciples said among
themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A
little while, and you will not see Me; and again a
little while, and you will see Me’ ; and, ‘because I
go to the Father’ ?”
18. They said therefore, “What is this that He
says, ‘A little while’ ? We do not know what He is
saying.”
19. Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask
Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring
among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little
while, and you will not see Me; and again a little
while, and you will see Me’?
20. Most assuredly, I say to you that you will
weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and
you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be
turned into joy.
21. A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow
because her hour has come; but as soon as she
has given birth to the child, she no longer
remembers the anguish, for joy that a human
being has been born into the world.
22. Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see
you again and your heart will rejoice, and your
joy no one will take from you.
John 16:5-22 NKJV

GUIDE TEXT
Our Lord Jesus Christ while on earth, promised
the Holy Spirit. This He fulfilled on the day of
Pentecost. He called Him the comforter. He
walks alongside you - your advocate, helper,
counselor, comforter, and your director. The Holy
Spirit has a ministry to the world, to the Church
and to you as a person.
The Holy Spirit convicts you of sin. He convicts
you to receive salvation and He continues to
prick your heart when you go astray in this
journey of faith, until you reach your heavenly
home. To ignore the Holy Spirit is to grieve Him.
Another ministry of the Holy Spirit is to guide you
into all truth. This aspect of His ministry is
crucial as we have diverse winds of doctrine
blowing around us. He will grant you
understanding as you study the Bible and listen
to the preaching of the men of God.
And finally, He will tell you what is yet to come.
He will always inform you of good things to
come and impending dangers. You will need to
understand how He communicates to you - it
could be through dreams, the Bible, peace of
mind, etc.
The Holy Spirit wants to be your companion. Are
you ready to be open to Him?

PRAYER: O Loving Father, thank you for
sending the Holy Spirit to be my companion. Help
me to always understand His prompting as I walk
through this world in Jesus Name.

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