I was chatting on social media with a friend—let’s call her Angelica—and asked if she wanted to help me with a project. She replied, “No.” Then she added, “But thank you for asking me.” I admit I was briefly taken aback. Moments before, Angelica had just agreed to help me with a different task, one that […]
Read Matthew 16: How does Peter affirm his faith in this chapter? Referencing verses 24-25, what does it mean to you to “take up your cross?” Read Matthew 17. Write out verse 8. How does that touch you today? What does Jesus teach about taxes in verses 24-27?
It was the 10th round of a card game, one where the goal was to build a set of five and a set of three. I had my set of three, with two 2’s and a wild. Now I was concentrating on building a set of five. I had four eights and three nines and
Read Matthew 11. Why did Jesus speak so strongly to the unrepentant cities? How do verses 28-30 impact you right now, today? Read Matthew 12. What are some Sabbath thoughts that come to you from the early part of this chapter? In verses 33-37 Jesus tells us that we will know people “by
The concept of multi-tasking is getting a bum rap. Articles such as this one are telling us that we are not as effective when we multi-task. We are being told to slow down, focus on one thing at a time, and not over-commit ourselves. That’s great advice–but it’s harder for some to implement than you think.
Read Matthew 6. Why is it important not to advertise our charitable deeds? Take some time to pray the Lord’s prayer as written in this chapter. Read Matthew 7. What does Jesus tell us about judging others? How does this correspond with verses 15-20 where He talks about knowing people by their
My word of the year for 2013 was “Margin.” I had read the book of that title and also was working through the devotional version. The idea of focusing on margin was to incorporate more space into life, give myself margin for error, etc. Did it happen? Yes and no. Margin did occur in my
[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] In 2014 we will be traveling through the entire New Testament by going through five chapters per week (I suggest one chapter per weekday.) [callout]TIP: If you use the YouVersion App, the “Project 51 Plan” appears to work very nicely with Coffee Break Bible Study.[/callout] I’ll provide 1 or 2 questions per chapter.