Back to Basics week 7: Tuesday

Read 1 Corinthians 5 Reflect and Discuss Why do you think Paul says not to associate with sexually immoral people who claim to be Christian? (What’s the danger in associating with them?) How do you reconcile Paul’s admonition to purge the evil person from the ranks of the church with Christ’s forgiving the woman caught in the act of adultery? […]

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Back to Basics week 7: monday

  Read Matthew 19:1-12 Reflect and Discuss Who unites a man and woman together in marriage? Was Jesus’ teaching on divorce and remarriage more or less stringent than that of the Pharisees? Pray Creator of all good things, teach us to value that which you have created and to honor that which you have blessed. Amen.

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Back to Basics Week 6: Saturday

Read Matthew 27:3-10 Reflect and Discuss – What is the only unforgiveable sin? – What do you think leads people to take their own life? – How can we help people who think suicide is the only way out? Pray: – Defender of the downtrodden, use us to help those who cannot see how this life is a gift and […]

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Back to Basics Week 6: Friday

Read Jeremiah 1:4-5 Reflect and Discuss – When did God know Jeremiah? – When does life begin? Pray: – Lord Jesus Christ, you experienced our life from conception to death to resurrected life everlasting. Give us an awe and appreciation for the miracle of life that we might see things through your eyes. Amen.

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Back to Basics Week 6: Thursday

Read Genesis 9:5-7 Reflect and Discuss – What does God allow for in this passage? – Why is the penalty for the taking of human life so severe? Pray: – Almighty Judge, keep us mindful to protect the lives of those who cannot protect themselves. Use us to defend the unborn, disables and aged to the glory of your holy […]

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Back to Basics Week 6: Wednesday

Read Genesis 4:1-16 Reflect and Discuss – How does Moses, the author of Genesis, show just how far humanity fell in Genesis 3? (What happens in this text?) – How does the killing of another human being show the depths of our depravity? Pray: – King of creation, you made us in your image. Yet we have fallen so far […]

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Back to Basics Week 6: Tuesday

Read Romans 13:1-7 Reflect and Discuss – Does God give government the right to exercise capital punishment? – As a member of a jury, could you ever vote to put someone to death? Pray: – Creator of life, use your servant, the ruling authorities, to punish those who do evil, that we might live out our days in peace. Amen.

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