Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
I am only a foreigner in the land.
Don’t hide your commands from me!
I am always overwhelmed
with a desire for your regulations. Psalm 119:19-20
I feel that the first verse is speaking to how the author may live on this earth, but he is not of this earth. Often times I can totally relate to the thought of being a foreigner in this land…things happen that I don’t understand or even agree with and it can be difficult.
But, God wants us to seek Him at all times and I believe He wants us to feel like a foreigner here. I don’t think He wants us to feel comfortable here. I believe that God wants us to desire something greater for our lives and not necessarily something greater here on this earth. Our greater is going to come in heaven. The only way we are going to get their friends, is by knowing Jesus. I have a strong desire to get to know Him better and better each and every day!
Let’s see what else we can find out about Jesus through our assignment for today; Mark 11 & John 12.
“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:24-25
Study Questions for Mark 11
Describe the state of the fig tree in this section. (13)
What did Jesus say his house should be called? (17)
What did Jesus say you should do when you stand praying? (25)
How did Jesus reply when they asked him by what authority he did these things? (29-30)
“Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.” John 12:44-50
Study Questions for John 12
What question did Judas ask? (5)
What was Judas’ motive? (6)
Why did the chief priests want to put Lazarus to death? (11)
What did the Greeks request of Philip? (21)
What did Jesus say about the grain of wheat? (24)
Why didn’t the rulers that believed confess their faith publicly? (42)
I do believe, through today’s reading, Jesus has revealed quite a bit to us about whom He is and who sent Him! 🙂
What did Jesus reveal to you through your reading today??????