Daily Bible Readings: Monday, July 15. Read John 14:1-8. 1) Why did Jesus tell his disciples to not be troubled? 2) Questioning Jesus’ statement that the disciples knew where he was going, what did Thomas say? 3) What did Jesus then say about himself? Tuesday, July 16. Read Acts 4:34; 5:1-6. 1) What were the
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, September 9. Read 1 Corinthians 2:13-16. 1) What does Paul say about human wisdom? 2) What advantages does having a spiritual mindset bring to a person? 3) What equips us to know God’s thoughts? Tuesday, September 10. Read Galatians 4:8-12. 1) What was the condition of the Galatian christians BEFORE they
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, July 15. Read Isaiah 6:9-10. 1) When Isaiah accepted the commission to go for the Lord, what was he warned about? 2) Why do you think that God said, “Plug their ears and harden their hearts”? Tuesday, July 16. Read Matthew 13:10-13. 1) What did Jesus say about those who “listen”
Kathleen Norris is a Christian writer who devotes her life to writing about the Benedictine disciplines she follows. She is not actually a Catholic, but she admires the life she finds in Benedictine communities. In her book, The Cloister Walk, she wrote about individualism as a contrast to the communal nature of monastic communities. She says
Familiarity Breeds Contempt by Matt Wolf Knowing what we know about Jesus Christ, it’s hard to imagine his own family would describe him as “out of his mind.” And it’s hard to imagine that Nazareth would reject him. After all, Jesus was a hometown hero, right? Well, not exactly. I heard it said once that
Daily Bible Readings Monday. Hebrews 11:32-38. What does the Hebrews writer say about people like Gideon, Barak, and Samson? What did they do that distinguished their lives? Why should we take note of such people? Tuesday. Jonah 1:1-6. What did God ask Jonah to do? What was Jonah’s response? What did God do in return?
Daily Bible Readings Monday. June 24. Read Hebrews 11:32-38. What does the Hebrews writer say about people like Gideon, Barak, and Samson? What did they do that distinguished their lives? Why should we take note of such people? Tuesday, June 25. Read Jonah 1:1-6. What did God ask Jonah to do? What was Jonah’s response?
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, June 3. Read Matthew 28:16-20. 1) When does this text take place? 2) What qualified Jesus to say what he did to the disciples? 3) What did he instruct them to do, and how do you think this sets a trajectory for the church? Tuesday, June 4. Read Acts 4:31-35. 1)
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, May 27. Read Matthew 6:2,5,16. 1) What are the three practices mentioned in these texts? 2) What is the big human temptation in each case? 3) What outcome can one expect if this human inclination is followed? Tuesday, May 28. Read Philippians 1:3-6. 1) This letter was written after Paul’s visit
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, June 10. Read Deuteronomy 10:12-16. 1) In this second occasion of giving the law to Israel, what did Moses ask them to do? 2) What do you think loving God implies for the way one lives? Tuesday, June 11. Read Psalam 50:7-14. 1) What did God say about the sacrifices that