Thursday (4/2/20)

Read John 18:1-11

Judas takes the soldiers to a place familiar to him because He had spent time there with Jesus and the other disciples. I picture it being an intimate setting, a “family “ place.

  • Is there someone that God wants you to create space for? Someone that needs His radical hospitality?
  • What about Judas… What do you think motivates Him to turn away from this radical hospitality and space to betray Jesus?
  • Has there been a time when Jesus so angered, frustrated, or disappointed you that you wanted to turn away? Have you had a chance to share that with someone and allowed them to walk alongside you?

Wednesday (4/1/20)

Read John 17:20-26

Read it aloud several times.

  • When Jesus prays that we will be completely unified, what do you think that means or looks like?
  • Where do you see a lack of unity around you? Is there some way that you can work towards unity?
  • What is most meaningful to you in what Jesus prays for?

Write out that one sentence summary!

Tuesday (3/31/20)

Read John 17:6-19

Do you at times desire to leave the world?  The Lord wanted the disciples to know that they’d face persecutions and difficult situations, and the same is true for us. Verse 17 is one of my favorites.  It is the answer to Pilate’s question in John 18:38, “What is truth?” God’s word is truth. The more we know the Word, the Bible, the more we know truth.  Truth sanctifies a person.  Sanctify means to set apart.  Jesus is asking that His disciples would be set apart from the world by His truth.  

  • How do you see the Bible helping you change your actions to be more “set apart” as a son or daughter of the King?
  • What is Jesus praying for specifically in this passage?
  • Read the passage aloud picturing Jesus praying for people that He loves. What is most meaningful for you?

Monday (3/30/20)

Read John 17:1-5

  • Describe the relationship Jesus has with the Father.
  • What do you think Jesus means when He talks about bringing the Father glory here on earth? How did He do that?
  • Describe eternal life from this passage:

Sunday (3/29/20)

Ahhhh, another Sunday to rest and sit in His presence. Enjoy!

Saturday (3/28/20)

Read John 16:5-33

  • Jesus promises the Counselor and promises that we will have trouble in this world. What troubles you in this season of life?
  • Meditate and ask the Spirit, the Counselor, to show you what peace in Jesus looks like in the midst of troubles? 
  • I think often that understanding peace and hope are challenging for me when circumstances don’t change, a diagnosis brings grief, and my heart just aches in the pain of the moments that seem to never have an end. What does it look like to have peace?

Write out your one sentence summary for chapters 15 and 16.

Friday (3/27/20)

Read John 15:18-16:4

  • How does it make you feel to know that you were chosen specifically?
  • How would we know if the world hates us?
  • Are there ways that you definitely do not feel a part of the world? Ways that you do feel a part?
  • How does the truth of knowing that Jesus chose us out of the world (once we have become a part of His family) impact daily life?