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: Monday

Monday Read John 8:1-11 Reflect and Discuss – What was going to happen to the woman who was caught in the act of adultery? – How does Jesus rescue this woman from her fate? Pray: – Lord of life, thank you for rescuing the woman caught in the act of adultery. Keep us from throwing stones at others, because we […]

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Back to Basics Week 5: Saturday

Read Luke 15:11-32 Reflect and Discuss – What are some of the characteristics of the father in this parable? – Where did the “prodigal son” go wrong? Pray – Our gracious father in heaven, thank you for being patient and loving to us, for being the perfect parent. Help us to honor you in our thoughts, words and deeds as […]

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Back to Basics Week 5: Friday

Read Luke 2:41-51 Reflect and Discuss: – Why did Jesus stay behind in the temple area? – How did Jesus honor his father and mother by remaining behind in Jerusalem? Pray: – Holy Spirit, divine author of the Word of God, thank you for including this event in the life of the boy Jesus. Help us to learn from his […]

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Back to Basics Week 5: Thursday

Read Matthew 22:34-40 Reflect and Discuss: – The first three commandments handle our relationship with God (First Table of the Law); 4-10 our relationships with other people (Second Table of the Law). Why do you think the command to honor our parents comes first in the so-called “Second Table” of the Law? Pray: – Lord God, giver of all good […]

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