January 15, 2017
Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.
Pray: Light a candle and open your devotion time with a prayer.
Lord God, You have fulfilled your word in the person of Jesus, your son. Gather us into your adopted family that his proclamation might be ours as well. In the name of Christ, Amen.
Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.
Sunday: Sermon at Nazareth, Luke 4:14-30
Monday: Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit, Luke 4:31-37
Tuesday: Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law, Luke 4:38-39
Wednesday: Jesus Heals and Casts Out Demons, Luke 4:40-44
Thursday: The Spirit of the Lord, Isaiah 61:1-3
Friday: Elijah Helps a Widow, 1 Kings 17:8-16
Saturday: Elisha Heals Naaman, 2 Kings 5:1-14
How does Jesus’ ministry begin?
Connect: Discuss the following questions.
What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
Who are the outcasts in your community? How might you welcome and serve them?
When have you felt pressure to speak harsh or prophetic words to people you are close to? How were your words received? What, if anything, might you do differently the next time?
Do: God’s word comes alive when we act. Do the following activity this week.
View or read your regular news source throughout the week. Pay attention to the voices. Whose voice is speaking? Whose voice is being silenced?
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