January 21, 2018: Disruption in the Temple

Discussion Questions

What church building has most impressed you?

What do like most about our current church building?

What kinds of things happen in our building? Why?

What do you think Jesus might question what happens in our building?

 

Acting on the Word

Take a stroll through our church building; what do you see?  What does what you see say about who we are?  About what’s important to our congregation? How do you think a visitor experiences it?  Write down what your experience and consider sharing it with lay leadership and/or with the pastor.

Sunday:          John 2:13-25

Monday:         Jeremiah 7:3-11

Tuesday:         John 5:1-16

Wednesday:    John 7:14-29

Thursday:       John 8:1-11

Friday:            John 10:22-30

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January 14, 2018: Wedding at Cana

Discussion Questions

What do you enjoy most about weddings?

What do you enjoy least about weddings?

How do you feel about wine and other alcohol-based drinks?

Why do you think Jesus initially resists helping?

Why do you think Jesus creates so much wine?

 

Acting on the Word

Pay for someone else’s meal (or their drink at a coffee shop, etc.)  If possible, do so without the recipient know you were the one who paid for them.  Reflect on that experience, and pray for the person you helped.

 

Daily Readings

Sunday:          John 2:1-11

Monday:        Isaiah 61:1062:5

Tuesday:         Revelation 19:6-9

Wednesday:    Revelation 22:16-17

Thursday:       Psalm 104:10-15

Friday:            Isaiah 25:6-9

Saturday:        Isaiah 55:1-5

In these readings, how does wedding or wine imagery say something about who God is and how God acts?

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January 7, 2018: Come and See

Sunday:          John 1: 35-51

Monday:         John 4:4-30

Tuesday:         John 12:20–26

Wednesday:    John 6:35–40

Thursday:       John 9:1–7; 30–39

Friday:            John 20:1-18

Saturday:        John 20:19-29

What does each day’s reading have to say about seeing Jesus?  In which passages is someone invited to come and see?

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December 31, 2017: John – A Voice in the Wilderness

Sunday:          John 1:19-34*

Monday:         Isaiah 40:1-5

Tuesday:         Matthew 3:1-6

Wednesday:    Matthew 3:11-17

Thursday:       Mark 1:1-11

Friday:            Luke 3:1-6

Saturday:        Luke 3:15-22

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December 24, 2017: Star

Sunday:

December 24, 2017: Star

Monday:         Matthew 2:13-23

Tuesday:         Luke 2:40-52

Wednesday:    2 Peter 1:16-19

Thursday:       Isaiah 60:1-3

Friday:            Hebrews 11:1-9

Saturday:        John 1:1-18

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December 17: ιχθυς Fish

Sunday:          Isaiah 9:6-7

Monday:         1 John 4:13-16

Tuesday:         John 20:30-31

Wednesday:    Luke 1:26-38

Thursday:       Luke 1:46-55

Friday:            Luke 1:67-79

Saturday:        Luke 2:8-14

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December 10: Chi Ro with Alpha and Omega

Sunday: Revelation 1:4-8
Monday: Isaiah 48:12-13
Tuesday: Luke 2:8-14
Wednesday: John 1:35-42
Thursday: John 4:7-30
Friday: John 11:17-27
Saturday: Revelation 21:1-17

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