Day 20, Wednesday - Jn 5:1-29 In verse 6 Jesus asks a strange and penetrating question to the sick man. Why do you think Jesus asks this? After the man answers the Pharisees as to why he’s carrying his mat, he’s asked another question. What would have been your 2nd question? What do you think the leaders biggest hangup was with Jesus aside from working on the sabbath?
Day 19, Mt 9:9-17, Mr 2:13-22, Lu 5:27-39 Jesus finds himself at a great banquet at Matthews house. Who are the guests? Who aren’t? Who do you suppose invited them? How do you think Luke 5:31-32 should influence our walks of faith? What does it appear the pharisee’s are more interested in: What fasting is really about oR Why are Jesus’ disciples not doing it too?
Day 18, Mt 9:1-8, Mr 2:1-12, Lu 5:17-26 Questions to ponder: Instead of just arguing with them, Jesus gets to the “heart” of the matter & challenges something more than their words? Do you see it? These friends of the Paralyzed men go to some great lengths to help. Do you have any friends like this? Who’d move a roof to get you well? Are you this kind of friend to anyone?
Wednesday, Day 13 - Jn 2:23-3:36 This morning where we pick up we step into two conversations. The first is a pharisee peeking in at night to sit down with Jesus and ask some questions. And the second conversation between John the Baptist and some curious jewish onlookers that are looking for some clarification on what Jesus is doing and how its different than what John has going on. Nicodemus, the pharisee from the first conversation, is a man who not only becomes a defender
Tuesday, Day 12 - Jn 2:1-22 John shares with us this morning one of the most famous miracles we have come to associate with Jesus. Water into wine at the wedding at Cana. For such a short narrative here one could still ponder on the details and ask questions for quite some time. Like, Jesus went to parties? Look at that, Jesus' mom doesn't really ever ask him to do anything but does that mom thing where motivation happens. Why do the guys fill it to the jar to the rim? Are th
Monday, Day 11 Jn 1:19-51 Here are some questions to help you ponder the readings this week in case you don't tag along here every day. Click here. And this is the plan we've been following too, click here. This morning we get to tag along with John the Baptist for a few moments. There is probably something worth digging into in the two different identities they try and pin him as, Elijah or "the prophet". For now thats not really our intent to stop at each little crossroads
Sunday, Day 10 - Mt 3:13-4:11, Mr 1:9-13, Lu 3:21-23; 4:1-13 This morning we find ourselves with ringside seats to Jesus' baptism and then his testing in the desert by none other than Satan himself. No matter where you land on the baptism spectrum or what your conviction is to its importance in any believer's journey, this bit of narrative here in the first three gospels presents a case for at least some further study and consideration outside of the often "is it essential" o
Yesterday, Day 7 - Lu 2:21-38, Mt 2:1-12 Today, Day 8 - Mt 2:13-23, Lu 2:39 -52 Tomorrow, Day 9 - Mt 3:1-12, Mr 1:1-8, Lu 3:1-18 If you haven't noticed yet, this Bible reading plan is set up with a chronological view of Jesus' life. At least in the four gospels, the reading plan we're following is loosely arranged starting with Jesus' birth and will end with the brand new church once Jesus left. Interestingly enough, and right on par with scripture, we find the jump between J
Yesterday's: Day 4 - Lu 1:26-56 Today's: Day 5 - Lu 1:57-80 Tomorrow's: Day 6 - Mt 1:18-25, Lu 2:1-20 Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet Mary. And while we're usually quite famiiliar with her and her story, it can be refreshing to experience her story outside of all the Christmas craziness we often find ourselves in when we encounter her and her rollercoaster circumstances. Verses 46-55 brought us a quick peek at Mary's Song (as its often called). Guess it turns out mov