Jesus christ

This week, we will spend time looking at Jesus. Through Scriptures and stories, we can reflect on who Jesus is, and how we become more like Him in our every day living.

Monday – Mark 1.35-39. Speckled through the gospel texts are accounts of Jesus getting away to connect with the Father. If we seek to become more like Jesus, we must follow His example and be with God. Spend time inviting God to join you during your week. As you think about your upcoming week, make a list of the events or relationships that make you stressed. Pray over this list.

Tuesday – Matthew 5.43-48. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus redefines the norm for how people live and love. In this passage, Jesus expands the scope of whom we are called to love. Spend time praying for the people in your life who are the hardest to love. How could you show them love this week?

Wednesday – Luke 9.18-20. “Who do you say that I am?” How would you respond to this question if Jesus asked you? Who is Jesus to you? Today, reflect on what Jesus means to you and who you think He is.

Thursday – John 11.17-27. Once again, we find a passage where Jesus asks His followers what they believe. Martha, like Peter in yesterday’s text, knows that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. What does this mean? It means that he is “the resurrection and the life.” He came to defeat death and to freely give life, the soul-fulfilling, world-changing life, to those who believe. Be reminded today that your old self has been left in the tomb as Jesus calls you to join Him in abundant living.

Friday – John 5.1-9. For thirty-eight years, the man waited by the waters in hope that He would be healed. However, it was through a stranger in the crowd that his body was redeemed. Often times we look for Jesus in the powerful and majestic moments of life. Could it be that sometimes God chooses to be revealed in the ordinary and the everyday events of our lives? Spend time today paying attention to what God could be saying through the normal occurrences of your day.

Saturday – Psalm 67. As we end our week and look forward to a new one, take some time to praise and thank God. Think back upon the events of your week. Where did you see God? Look over the list you made on Monday and see how God was present in those moments of stress. Thank God for the blessings and the people he has placed in your life.