We are spending all of 2023 looking at what Jesus said
9/1/2023 Matthew 5:3
What does it mean to be "poor in spirit," and how does this relate to the kingdom of heaven?
9/2/2023 Matthew 5:10
In what ways have you experienced persecution or faced challenges for your faith? How does Jesus' promise of the kingdom of heaven give you hope and encouragement?
9/3/2023 Matthew 7:13-14
Jesus presents two paths—one narrow and one wide. Which path are you currently walking on? What steps can you take to stay on the narrow path that leads to life?
9/4/2023 Matthew 7:21
Reflect on the importance of obedience to God's will as expressed by Jesus in this verse. How does obedience to God demonstrate our relationship with Him and our eligibility for the kingdom of heaven?
9/5/2023 Matthew 7:22-23
Jesus warns against false discipleship. What does it mean to do the will of the Father, and how can we ensure that our faith is genuine and rooted in a personal relationship with Him?
9/6/2023 Matthew 8:11
Consider the inclusivity of God's kingdom as described by Jesus. How does this passage challenge your understanding of who will be present in the kingdom of heaven?
9/7/2023 Matthew 10:28
In what ways do we tend to fear people or worldly things more than we fear God? How can a proper fear of God shape our perspectives on life and eternity?
9/8/2023 Matthew 11:27-30
Reflect on the invitation of Jesus to find rest in Him. How can we experience true rest and relief from burdens by coming to Jesus and surrendering to Him?
9/9/2023 Matthew 13:24-30
The parable of the wheat and the weeds speaks to the coexistence of good and evil in the world. How does this parable encourage us to trust in God's ultimate judgment and justice?
9/10/2023 Matthew 13:36-43
Reflect on the final separation and judgment described in this passage. How does this parable emphasize the eternal consequences of our choices and actions?
9/11/2023 Matthew 16:26
What does it profit a person to gain the whole world but lose their soul? How can we prioritize eternal values and invest in things that have lasting significance?
9/12/2023 Matthew 18:3
Jesus teaches about the need to become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven. What childlike qualities and attitudes do you think He is emphasizing, and how can we cultivate them in our lives?
9/13/2023 Matthew 18:8-9
Jesus uses strong language to emphasize the seriousness of sin. How can we apply His teachings about cutting off things that cause us to stumble in our walk with God?
9/14/2023 Matthew 19:23-24
Jesus highlights the challenges that wealth can pose in entering the kingdom of heaven. How can material possessions hinder our spiritual growth, and what steps can we take to prioritize God over worldly wealth?
9/15/2023 Matthew 25:31-46
The parable of the sheep and the goats teaches about the importance of showing love and compassion to others. How can we actively live out this teaching in our daily lives and make a difference in the lives of those around us?
9/16/2023 Luke 13:22-30
Jesus speaks of the narrow door and the urgency of entering it. What do you think it means to strive to enter the narrow door, and how can we ensure that we are walking the path that leads to eternal life?
9/17/2023 Luke 15:1-10
Reflect on the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. What do these parables teach us about God's heart for the lost and the joy that is experienced when the lost are found?
9/18/2023 Luke 16:19-31
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus illustrates the eternal consequences of our choices in this life. How does this parable challenge our priorities and perspectives on wealth and compassion for others?
9/19/2023 Luke 17:20-21
Jesus teaches that the kingdom of God is not a physical, observable kingdom but is within us. How does this understanding impact your perception of the kingdom of God and its relevance in your life?
9/20/2023 Luke 18:15-17
Jesus values the faith of children and encourages us to receive the kingdom of God like them. What can we learn from the simple and trusting faith of children, and how can we cultivate childlike faith in our relationship with God?
9/21/2023 Luke 21:25-28
Reflect on the signs of the end times described by Jesus. How can we find hope and assurance in the midst of challenging and uncertain times by fixing our eyes on the coming redemption?
9/22/2023 John 3:1-8
Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about the need for spiritual rebirth. What does it mean
9/23/2023 John 3:16-21
Reflect on the profound truth of John 3:16 and the implications of God's love demonstrated through Jesus. How does this passage challenge us to respond to God's love and embrace the light that has come into the world?
9/24/2023 John 3:31-36
Jesus speaks of His authority and the importance of believing in Him for eternal life. How does this passage affirm Jesus as the Son of God and emphasize the necessity of faith in Him?
9/25/2023 John 5:24-29
Reflect on the assurance of eternal life given by Jesus to those who believe in Him. How does this passage encourage us to place our trust in Jesus as the one who has power over life and death?
9/26/2023 John 8:21-24
Jesus warns the Jews about the consequences of not believing in Him. How does this passage emphasize the importance of faith in Jesus as the means to escape spiritual darkness and receive eternal life?
9/27/2023 John 10:7-10
Jesus describes Himself as the door through which His sheep enter and find abundant life. How does this passage challenge us to recognize and embrace Jesus as the exclusive way to experience true life and eternal blessings?
9/28/2023 John 11:25-26
Jesus declares Himself to be the resurrection and the life. What does this mean for our understanding of death and the hope we have in Him? How does this truth impact the way we live our lives today?
9/29/2023 John 14:1-6
Jesus assures His disciples of the heavenly dwelling He is preparing for them and emphasizes that He is the way, the truth, and the life. How does this passage deepen our understanding of Jesus' role in our salvation and our access to the Father?
9/30/2023 John 17:1-3
In His prayer, Jesus speaks of eternal life as knowing the Father and Himself. How does this perspective shape our understanding of eternal life and the significance of our relationship with God?