Week 38: Monday

The Holy Spirit has granted every Christian divine gifts, special spiritual endowments given that we might serve one another and those in the world. Each of us has been granted unique gifts to enable us to fulfill the calling and commission that God has given us. The Holy Spirit is the pledge (down payment) of the future inheritance that we as Christians will receive when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to establish his Kingdom. The Spirit gives every believer a spiritual gift in order to edify other members of the body of Christ in the local church. The Holy Spirit comes to indwell every believer; no one is left out because the body requires the participation, contribution, and involvement of all members of the body.

The Holy Spirit has given to each Christian a spiritual gift to be used for the upbuilding and blessing of other believers in the Church. These are divinely given, granted as a result of grace, and powerful for the edification of other believers.

Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your generous and effective blessing on each of us, the gifts you have showered on us to bless others, in Jesus’s name, amen.

Monday: Neh. 3.1-5.13; 6.1-7.3

The restoration of the people of God promised in Isaiah, and the eschatological priesthood that accompanies it, finds its origin in Jesus Christ, the Servant-Priest. The royal priesthood of Christ is the basis and pattern for the priesthood of all believers.

~ Uche Anizor and Hank Voss, Representing Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016. p. 41.

Let God Arise! Seasonal Focus
Live a Baptized Life, Romans 6.1-5

Book Reading
Anizor and Voss, Representing Christ