Today’s reading comes from Mark 1. In vv. 14-15, Jesus begins his earthly ministry with a declaration saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel.” What do you think Jesus means when he says that the kingdom of God is at hand?
Today’s readings come from Matthew 26, 27, 28. Does a particular verse or passage stick out to you from these chapters? Spend some time today working to memorize that verse or those verses. Write it down so you can work on it throughout the day!
Today’s readings come from Matthew 23, 24, 25. 23:1-12—What is Jesus’ primary criticism of the scribes and Pharisees in vv. 1-7? How are the Messiah’s disciples contrasted with them in vv. 8-12? 24:3—What two main things do the disciples ask Jesus about? For the disciples, what
Today’s readings come from Matthew 20, 21, 22. 1. 20:1-16. Why did the land owner pay each man the same wage? What does this teach us about the Kingdom of Heaven? This passage screams to me about human nature, that even though we agreed to work for a certain amount, that when we
Today’s readings come from Matthew 17, 18, 19. The Transfiguration (17:1-8): When in shock of being in the presence of a transfigured Jesus and the company of Elijah and Moses, Peter interrupts this meeting by asking Jesus if he should make tabernacles/tents for the three men. A
Today’s reading comes from Matthew 14:1-16:28. Jesus comes to his disciples walking on the water after sending them out on the boat. What lesson did Jesus teach his disciples? Why did Peter start to sink? Why is fear a problem? What role does faith play in being obedient to God?
Throughout the 2014 Lenten season, I’ve challenged us as a church to read through the Gospels in 40 days. We will spend 10 days in Matthew, 10 in Mark, 10 in Luke, and 10 in John. At most, it is 3 chapters of reading per day. Below is a link for the full 40 day reading schedule.
On the heels of last week’s blog post, I would like to further explain what I believe will be essentials for discipleship groups at Calvary FMC. I highlighted/emphasized one of these elements last week as I referenced Kevin Watson’s book about the Wesleyan class meeting. It’s importan
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