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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  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Spiritual disciplines for dark days by Christopher Ash (excerpt) +

    Christopher Ash discusses five important disciplines to deal with troubling times: lament, thank, rejoice, intercede and obey. Read More
  • The fantasy ideology of the American insurrectionists by Joe Carter (excerpt) +

    Joe Carter describes the underlying fallacy behind the actions on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C., and encourages pastors to Read More
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