Isaiah 61; Luke 18:35-43 Title Verse: Luke 18:38 Big Idea: It is in seeing Jesus is the Lord who saves and trusting in him that we are saved and free to live for him.
Mark 12:13-27; Mark 12:28-34 Key verse: Mark 12:34b Big idea: In each of the three stories, people try to discredit Jesus but end up getting discredited themselves. If you reject Jesus, it isn’t because he’s lacking, it’s because you don’t want to admit your own deficiency.
Mark 11:27-12:12; Isaiah 5:1-7 Key Verse: Mark 12:10 Big idea: What authority does Jesus have? True authority that comes from God, not people. When Jesus is rejected, it only leads to greater glory through the resurrection. You need to follow Jesus!
Mark 11:1-11; Mark 11:12-25 Key Verse: Mark 11:13 Big idea: Jesus enters Jerusalem as the king of Israel, but when he gets there, he finds the people are faithless and fruitless. Jesus curses this empty religiosity and hints that true faith will come through a different temple. Do you trust in the new temple?
Bible Reading 1: Genesis 12:1-5 Bible Reading 2: Isaiah 7:10-17 Bible Reading 3: Matthew 1:18-25 Bible Reading 4: John 1:10-18 The Tree The Star The Gift
Psalm 23, John 10:1-18 Key Verse: Psalm 23:1 Big Idea: Life is not easy, lived out in struggle and expectation of death, but God is with us to restore, protect, guide and bring us home, a promise fulfilled in Christ.
Genesis 20:1-8; Genesis 20:9-18 Key verse: 2 Tim. 2:13 Big idea: Just when Abraham’s faith had been looking really good (confirming covenant, praying for Sodom), he suddenly gives into fear and puts his blessing at risk. Our actions often have consequences, but God’s plans will succeed no matter what.
Psalm 22:1-21; Matthew 27:32-50 Title Verse: Psalm 22:1 BIG IDEA: Jesus enters the human experience and suffers for us, fulfilling God’s purpose to restore us to him.
Genesis 18:16-33; Genesis 19 Key verse: Luke 17:32 Big idea: Lot has become part of a wicked city. He longs for them to know God, but rather than influencing them, they influence him and his family. He’s spared because of his faith in connection to Abraham, but his fraternising with Sodom leads to disaster. Where […]
Psalm 21; Ephesians 1:1-14 Key Verse: Psalm 21:1 Big Idea: God has given victory to his chosen King and so all his people, and he brings ruin to the enemies of King and his people.