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The Embrace of Community

December 21st, 2014|Three|Comments Off on The Embrace of Community

Week 29 | Section 43

This week we read of Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law and learn about the nature of community, compassion, and care. In this passage we see the compassion of Christ as the consolation of Jerusalem. Jesus’ attention to the Sabbath, care of the Peter’s mother-in-law and the others gathered provide us a worthy model that would transform cultures and communities around the globe.

Scripture:

Group Dialog:

Why do you think Matthew, Mark, and Luke include the story of […]

Power and Authority

December 7th, 2014|Three|Comments Off on Power and Authority

Week 28 | Section 42

Jesus has gone to the Synagogue on the Sabbath but there encounters a demoniac. Astounding those present, he sets the demoniac free and word of Jesus’ authority spread throughout the region. The Good News is not limited to our salvation but our daily experience of God’s grace and power in our lives as we live Christ.

Scripture:

Group Dialog:

What kind of authority does Jesus have in the synagogue? In his teaching? And […]

Humble Service

October 26th, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Humble Service

Week 22 | Sections 33, 34

In these two sections we read once again the witness of John the Baptist who personifies the humility we ought all embrace with the understanding that “He must become greater; I must become less”. We also read of the first account of Jesus’ disciples “doing ministry” – the baptizing of many – more than whom John had baptized thus far.

Scripture:

Section 33
John 3:22-36
22 After these things, Jesus came with […]