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Devotional Guide for Thursday, November 25

1 Corinthians 15:12-34


Today we read about a hinge moment in the Christian faith. Either Jesus was raised from the dead or He wasn’t. This is a key concept to contemporary faith and apologetics.
Paul describes in detail the consequences of believing there was no resurrection. Our faith would be futile, and we would still be stuck in our sinful life. This life we live would be all that we have to look forward to. It would make sense then to make the most of it and throw caution to the wind.
Paul doesn’t leave us hopeless. “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,…” (v20a). Our faith is not futile, our sins can be forgiven, and this world is not all that we have to look forward to. All because Jesus has been raised from the dead.
As Paul reminds us in verse 33, it is important to be mindful of who we listen to and who we allow to guide us in our understanding of Scripture.

Pastor Terry

Pray for Rasem and Naheda Moree - Navigators Canada

Rasem Moree and Naheda have been with Navigators since 2006. They started their ministry in Edmonton in 2016, with a small group from different nations: ”Sudanis, Turkish, Syrian” through discipleship meetings. Later it extended to the Arabic speakers in 2017. In 2021, the groups have been meeting through Zoom, three times per week with Syrian families and sometimes with an Iraqi family. Last year, the Lord led us to meet Ahmed and the opportunity to share our faith with him. We have been studying the gospel and recently finished John. Our strategy for this year is to complete discipleship with Syrian families and some Muslims (including Ahmed and others) and focus on the second generation of them to bring good news to the lost people here in Edmonton and its suburbs. We ask that you please pray for us as a family to continue in our ministry by leading us through His Holy Spirit, for our disciples to experience spiritual growth.

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