Today's Devotions

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Reflection

So, Why did Jesus Live, Exactly?

On October 11, 2010, NT Wright presented the Gray Lecture at the Duke Divinity School's 2010 convocation and pastor's conference. The topic: The Living Witness: Tradition, Inovation, and the Church. The sermon focused on why did Jesus live? What is the gospel in the gospel? Wright notes that the creeds (Apostle's or Nicene) zoom from Jesus's birth to his crucifixion and resurrection. For Wright, the gospels are  the story's divine intervention for his people, and how what God is doing for Israel is what God is doing for the world, while also being the beginning of  the story of the church itself. Click on the link below and you will be able to download the sermon and listen to it.

 

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Paradigm Questions

Paradigm Questions

To which of the following commands of Christ’s do you only pay only lip service?
  • Love your enemies - Lk 6:27
  • Love the Lord your God with all you heart - Mt. 22:27
  • Beware the yeast of the Pharisees - Mk 8:12
  • Take My Yoke—Matthew 11:29—Obedience
What would Satan tempt you with, and how would you answer him?
Luke 4
What gods of this age have blinded us?
  • Philippians 4:6-8
How do you live the beatitudes in your life?
  • Who do you know who is poor in spirit?
  • Who do you know who mourns?
  • Who do you know who is meek?
  • Who do you know who hungers and thirsts after righteousness?
  • Who do you know who is merciful?
  • Who do you know who is pure in heart?
  • Who do you know who is a peacemaker?
  • Who do you know who is persecuted for the sake of righteousness?
How does taking on the mind of Christ affect your daily life?
  • Philippians 4:6-8
  • 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

The Eternally Burning Bush

And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!

The most striking revelation of Moses’ prayer is his passionate relationship with our Almighty. It is a deeply personal communion where Moses interacts with God, the creator of the universe and his life. And as the prayer implies, Moses recognizes God’s call to participate as a catalyst.

Read more: The Eternally Burning Bush

Reflections to Consider

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Hidden Blessings

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