Look below for this week's daily prayer devotionals written by leaders here at TACC. These devotionals are designed to help guide you as you read and pray through the scriptures. You can find our current reading schedule on our Shock & Awe page. You can also pick up printed copies at the back table of the worship center or in the church office. Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloads to of each month's devotional guides.
August 13 - 19
Monday, 8/13, 1 Corinthians 3: Just like the Corinthians, TACC will be experiencing multiple teachers that will build on what Pastor Bob has taught us. Ultimately, the foundation is built on Christ and God is responsible for the growth. Share your excitement, praises, concerns, and uncertainty about learning from new leaders with God. Look for the Gospel and look for God to grow others and you in the coming months.
Tuesday, 8/14, 1 Corinthians 4: In v. 7, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” What do you boast or take comfort in? The Gospel? Your job? Your house? Your children? Seek humility as you consider that God gave you all of these things and give thanks to God for all of them!
Wednesday, 8/15, 1 Corinthians 5: Paul takes a hard stance: mingle with obvious sinners outside the church, but do not tolerate condoning sinful living within the church. Do you know someone who is sexually immoral, greedy, a swindler, or idolater (loves stuff more than God) who also proclaims to be a Christian? Ask God to reveal if you have condoned this behavior in a brother or sister through action or inaction. Resolve to address this with them.
Thursday, 8/16, 1 Corinthians 6: Paul continues to highlight ways to protect the holiness of the church so that the world can see Christ through us. He says not to take another believer to court and even forgo the process if you have been legitimately wronged. This goes against our Orange County-American culture! Ask God for the desire to protect the holiness of His church, that the desire may grow to this level in you.
Friday, 8/17, 1 Corinthians 7: No matter your situation: employee, business owner, married, single, rich or poor, serve God and keep his commandments. It is more important to live for God by obeying him and sharing the Gospel than to improve your situation. Pray for someone you know who needs to be encouraged to focus on these things instead of their situation. Examples of changes people may prioritize too highly: career change, single to married, married to adding kids, retiring, etc. Encourage them sometime today.
Saturday, 8/18, 1 Corinthians 8: For the sake of the holiness and development of other believers, we are to demonstrate love by forgoing activities that could be misinterpreted, confusing, or tempt others to sin. Be aware of the things you choose to do. Take a minute to think about the believers you are around and if there are any activities you do that could overlap with weak areas they may have. Pray for wisdom on how to proceed or to have the Holy Spirit reveal and area to consider.
Sunday, 8/19, 1 Corinthians 9: Paul gives up his freedoms in Christ and beats his body so that others may hear the Good News, become saved, grow, and share the Gospel with others. Do you purposefully live your life for the benefit of other believers and to share the Gospel? This deep love for others and self-awareness can only come from God. Pray for a heart to love others this much!