Back to Basics Week 5: Tuesday

Read Proverbs 23:13-25 Reflect and discuss: – What brings joy to this son’s father? – What are things we can do to make our parents grateful? – What is the purpose for parental discipline? Pray: – Father in heaven, give us an increase of Your Spirit that we might be a blessing to our parents on earth, doing that which […]

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Back to Basics Week 5: Monday

Read Mark 7:9-13. Reflect and Discuss: – What was the problem the Pharisees had with the 4th Commandment? – In what ways can grown children honor their parents? – What are some ways parents can teach their children about honor and respect? Pray: – Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for showing us perfectly what it means to honor our parents. […]

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Back to Basics February

We are now in our second month of going Back to Basics. In this month, we will work our way through the 10 Commandments. Given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, the 10 Commandments are found in the opening verses of God’s instructions to his people. We use them to summarize the whole of God’s commands for his people, and the […]

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Back to Basics Week 4: Saturday

Read Matthew 12:1-8 Reflect and Discuss The Pharisees gave Jesus a hard time for “disobeying” the Sabbath.  They built up a wall of human tradition around this command that blinded their eyes to see God’s will for it.  Worship on Sunday morning, hearing God’s Word, and receiving His Sacraments, is a great thing.  Have you ever turned it into a […]

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Back to Basics Week 4: Friday

Read 11:25-30 Reflect and Discuss The Sabbath was a sign pointing to Jesus, who gives us spiritual rest from the burden of our sins. What burden of guilt or shame are you carrying that you need to give to Jesus? How might you share this gift of Sabbath rest and relief from the burden of sins with someone you know […]

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Back to Basics Week 4 : Thursday

Read Mark 6:30-44 Reflect and Discuss Physical rest remains important for us as God’s creatures.  Jesus knew this and embodied this with his life.  Many times in the Gospels we can see him retreating for rest and prayer and teaching His disciples to do the same. What happens when you lack sleep and rest?  What kind of person do you […]

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Back to Basics Week 4: Wednesday

Read Colossians 2:8-19 Reflect and Discuss What does v. 9 say about Jesus’ identity? This passage reminds us of our baptism and who we are in Christ.  Where else can we hear these things?  Who does the world (TV, movies, advertisements, other people) say that you are? How does Jesus overcome and supersede the “rulers and authorities”? (cf. v. 14-15) […]

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