Devotional Spirituality

bonhoeffer 3Near the end of his life, Bonhoeffer was reported to have said the following:

What bothers me incessantly is the question...who Christ really is for us today?

Biblical Wisdom
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the son of Man is?" and they said, "some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets?" he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the messiah, the Son of the living God." Matthew 16:13-16

"Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I tell you? Luke 6:46

Questions to Ponder
What is the relationship between who Jesus was two thousand years ago and "who Christ really is for us today"?
Is there a difference between asking who Christ is for us and who Christ is for me? Explain.
How do we go about answering the question about "who Christ really is for us today"?


Psalm Fragment
"Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10

Journal Reflections
If someone asked you who Christ really is for you today, how would you answer?
You have finished a 40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. How was the journey? What did you learn from Bonhoeffer? Has your understanding of what it means to be a Christian․to follow Jesus․changed? If so, how? What will be different in your life of faith for having taken this 40-day journey?


Intercessions
Pray for all those who will read this book, that their journey with Bonhoeffer might lead them closer to Christ.

Prayer for Today
Loving God, for where I have been and for where I am going on my journey with Jesus, I give you thanks and praise.

40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Copyright © 2007 Augsburg Books, imprint of Augsburg Fortress.

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Audio & Video

  • Storytelling

    Eugene Peterson discusses his influences as a writer, as well as how and why he created the Message translation. This Read More
  • No Longer Alone with God

    This is the first of a seven part series by Dallas Willard, a USC philosophy professor who is closely associated Read More
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Favorites

  • Baptism, Communion, Repentance: The Essential U-Turn +

    Very few people admit to making u-turns when driving. Read More
  • The Wonder of Grace +

    Grace–that which brings us delight. Read More
  • Embracing God's Mystery +

    One of the sad aspects of humanity is our jadedness, Read More
  • A Model for Coming to God-adapted from Sylvia Gunter +

    Sylvia Gunter uses Psalm 35 to show how David asked God to contend, fight, rescue, defend, vindicate Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Mystery of Godliness +

    Longings after God My dear Lord, I can but tell Thee that Thou knowest I long for nothing but Thyself, Read More
  • The Mystery of Iniquity by RC Sproul +

    It has been called the Achilles' heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I'm referring to the classical problem of Read More
  • The Mystery of the Trinity: One in Essence, Three in Person by RC Sproul +

    Do the three Persons of the Trinity truly exist? In this message entitled "One in Essence, Three in Person," Dr. Read More
  • Behold, I Tell You a Mystery by Baritone Coloratura· +

    Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, Read More
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