Daily Devotional

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Thursday (2/20/20)

Read Matthew 5:27-37

KNOW (what does the text say about God?)

BE (What does the text say about us?)

DO (what is the text calling me to do?)

Take time today to think through those questions from this passage.

KNOW:

BE:

DO:

What has surprised you about Jesus today?

Wednesday (2/19/20)

Read Matthew 5:21-26

KNOW (what does the text say about God?)

BE (What does the text say about us?)

DO (what is the text calling me to do?)

Take time today to think through those questions from this passage.

KNOW:

BE:

DO:

What has surprised you about Jesus today?

Tuesday (2/18/20)

Read Matthew 5:13-20

KNOW (what does the text say about God?)

BE (What does the text say about us?)

DO (what is the text calling me to do?)

Take time today to think through those questions from this passage.

KNOW:

BE:

DO:

What has surprised you about Jesus today?

Monday (2/17/20)

We have looked through a lot of eyes in the past 6 weeks. Watching people meet Jesus, see afresh His love, marvel at His ability to heal, be confused, and offer praise. I hope this has been a time of epiphany and discovery, or seeing through different eyes how Jesus manifests and reveals the Father to those around Him.

The next two weeks, before we start into the book of John during Lent, we are going to work through the Sermon on the Mount. I picture Jesus standing up to talk and share His vision for life done right. To share principles and values that reflect His kingdom, a very different kingdom than the one we inhabit here on earth.

We are going to use the Know, Be, Do method of study to work through these verses. I want to encourage you to really sit in these verses, soak them in and imagine life lived differently. 

And because Jesus is teaching about His kingdom, where His will happens – we learn a lot about Him, who He is, and what He values. Be on the lookout for more epiphany.

Read Matthew 5:1-12

KNOW (what does the text say about God?)

BE (What does the text say about us?)

DO (what is the text calling me to do?)

Take time today to think through those questions from this passage.

KNOW:

BE:

DO:

What has surprised you about Jesus today? Describe Him

Sunday (2/16/20)

Let’s take some time to reflect and pray before we head to worship together. Take time to pay attention to what you are paying attention to- this shapes our thoughts and eventually our actions.

  • Look back through the past week. What have you learned about Jesus that you appreciate? Really look at everyday and reflect back through the week.
  • What causes you to stop and praise Him?

Spend some time in quiet prayer and praise to the Lord.

Saturday (2/15/20)

Read Matthew 26:14-30

Judas had been walking, living, and learning from Jesus for three years. Imagine the closeness of their relationship. Really think about the intimacy that develops from shared lives. From the highs and lows of ministry, conflict, and countless meals. Jesus knows that Judas has betrayed Him, and yet still invites him to the table, involves him in this ‘family’ time.

  • What does this reveal about Jesus (and the Father’s) heart?
  • Think of a person in your own life that has hurt or betrayed you. Have you had the opportunity to extend physical grace like Jesus did in this story? What has that cost you?
  • What do you see in Jesus’ response that you would like to be in your responses?
  • Spend some time asking the Holy Spirit to show you people that need to be extended grace from you…

Friday (2/14/20)

Read Matthew 20:29-34

  • Try right now to navigate to your car with your eyes completely closed – no peeking. How does blindness feel? 
  • Why do you think that they ask for mercy and not their sight?
  • Why do you think Jesus makes them be specific?
  • As you sit and imagine yourself sitting alongside these men on the road – what do you uncover about who Jesus is?

Spend some time quietly praying right now about a specific request that you have for Jesus.