This is one of the hardest areas of life – when we are hurt/sinned against by someone in God’s family. What is my first response/thought/action? How have I done obeying the “process” Jesus gave us in Matt 18? And how willing am I to forgive the lousy sinners around me? (: Is my forgiveness limited,
Jesus was not obligated to pay the temple tax, but He did… for Himself & Peter. I am so thankful He paid for my ransom & brought me into His tax-free Kingdom! How about you?
Apparently, as followers of Jesus our faith can faulter. Jesus put the inability of the disciples to cast out this demon – on their LITTLE FAITH! How do you define faith? What does it mean to believe in Jesus on a daily basis? How are you doing?
It is an amazing thing… when I die to self (Matt 16:24), I actually find Jesus’ resurrection life! It seems Paul was talking about this in Phil 3:8-11. It is one thing to believe in the cross of Christ – yet another to embrace your OWN cross! Do you struggle with this concept? How did
As we studied Matt 16:13-20, what questions do you still have unanswered? What is most encouraging to you from this?
The religious leaders did not SEE the signs. The disciples did not UNDERSTAND the signs. Most of us probably relate more to the disciples & their “little faith.” Do you? How does Jesus’ warning about “leaven” apply today?
After going through chapter 12 of Proverbs last night, I realized an equivalent passage from the new testament may be Galations 5:16-26. The righteous walk in the SPIRIT; the wicked walk in the FLESH. How would you explain what it means to “walk in the Spirit?”
What do you think about the way Jesus handled the situation in Matt 15:22? I’m still blown away by this woman’s FAITH and humility. Would love to hear your thoughts…
The book of Proverbs is such a treasure of wisdom on living how God wants us to. Last night we studied ch 11 – starting with the premise that you CAN live a righteous life. What do you think? Do you believe that you can? How is this possible??