Today’s Reading: JOHN 8:21-30 Reflection: 1. If a person doesn’t believe Jesus to actually be God, what does our text tell us will happen to him? 2. What does this mean to you about an “un-believers” future? 3. How can we truly KNOW Jesus was the One He claimed Himself to be, according to our text today? 4. What happened to many who heard Him that day?
Today’s Reading: JOHN 7:53-8:20 Reflection: 1. Because the earliest manuscripts known to us do NOT have this event recorded, are we supposed to dis-regard it as not being biblical? Why or why not? 2. What is the purpose for including it in our Bible? What truths are found in this portion of the New Testament for us today?
Today’s Reading: JOHN 7:11-52 Reflection: 1. Why wouldn’t they speak “publicly” about Jesus? Is this the same reaction of many secret Christians today? 2. What amazed the Jews about Jesus’ teaching? 3. What did many believe Jesus possessed? 4. What was the most interesting comment made by Jesus in this portion of our reading today?
Thursday's Reading: MT 8:19-22 LK 9:51-62 JNO 7:2-10 Reflection: 1. What was Jesus trying to convey to His disciples? 2. Why was James and John so anxious to destroy the Samaritans? 3. Why did Jesus refuse to go with His earthly family to the feast? 4. Did Jesus “lie” to His family when he later did go to the feast alone?
Today’s Reading: MT 18:15-35 Reflection: 1. Are we supposed to handle “conflicts” in the church today as Jesus said to do so when He was on earth? 2. What does “Bind on earth” and “Loose in Heaven” mean? To whom was Jesus talking about here? Read the text again to determine (WHO is saying WHAT and to WHOM) 3. If someone sins against us “eight times”, then are we still obligated to forgive what they have done to us? 4. How does God deal with “un-forgivers” in His chur
Today’s Reading: MT 18:6-14 MK 9:38-50 LK 9:49-50 Reflection: 1. Are there “eternal consequences” for anyone who may cause a child to sin? 2. Why would it be better to enter life “crippled” than to sin with ones’ body? 3. Do you think children have “guardian angels” as this passage indicates? Why do you say this? 4. Does the ability to “do miracles” validate that one is from God?
Apologies this week ya'll!!! Luke somehow didn't get this up in time yesterday morning. Our regrets for sure! We'll get the rest of the week scheduled and ready ahead of time. Thanks for being patient with us and still hanging in there this long. -LJS Today’s Reading: MT 17:22-18:5 MK 9:30-37 LK 9:43-48 Reflection: 1. Why did Peter tell the tax collector that Jesus paid the temple taxes? 2. What do you think went through Peter’s mind when he opened the fish’s mouth? 3.
Today’s Reading: MT 17:14-20 MK 9:14-29 LK 9:37-43 Reflection: 1. Why did Jesus react differently toward this father than He first did toward the Canaanite mother in Matthew’s gospel chapter 15? 2. Why couldn’t the empowered disciples drive out the demon in the boy? 3. If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, could we actually move mountains?
Today’s Reading: Mt 17:1-13 MK 9:2-13 LK 9:28-36 Reflection: 1. Why did Peter say what he did when on the mountain? 2. What truth was God trying to convey to these men about Jesus? 3. Who did Jesus identify as Elijah to His disciples?
Today’s Reading: Mt 16:21-28,MK 8:31-9:1,LK 9:22-27 Reflection: 1. Does the reaction of Peter tell us some things about this man and his understanding at the moment what Jesus was saying? 2. If we want to follow after Jesus, what must we be willing to do?