Touching Base 23

Time to step back and consider what you have been reading and contemplating for the past week. In what ways are you finding the words in the Sermon on the Mount challenging? Convicting? Encouraging? Reassuring?
If necessary, go back and read anything you received this week that you want to review … or that you missed!

Quick Links

New Life in Christ Lesson 10: Share the Good News!
Learning to Forgive
Do I Really Have to Love My Neighbor?
Finding a Way to Give in Secret
Just a Simple Prayer
Take Time to Pray!

Reflection

What are you learning about Jesus that you never knew or never thought about before?
This week’s lesson turned to the topic of sharing your faith with others. The lesson closed with this challenge:
When you wake up each morning, thank the Lord Jesus that He lives within you, tell Him that you are available, and stay alert so He can use you to speak of His love and forgiveness sat every opportunity throughout the whole day.
Is this a priority for you? Why or why not?
Do the people you interact with on a regular basis know that you have a relationship with Jesus?
As you think about the interactions you typically have throughout your day when do you have opportunities to share your story of your relationship with Jesus?
In the devotional “Learning to Forgive,” Beth Yoe spent some time discussing retaliation. If you are honest with yourself, how do you really feel about retaliation? In what ways does God need to transform you?
How do you really feel about loving your neighbor?
In what ways are you sharing (giving) what God has given you without being recognized for it?
In what ways is prayer affecting your life on a daily basis?
In what ways is your conversation with God changing and growing?
How is your life with God affected when you pray on a regular basis?

Go a Step Beyond

As you consider the directive to share God’s Good News from this week’s lesson, take a moment to read this on-line article:
God’s Call for Everyone @
http://jesusonline.com/follow-jesus/living-for-jesus/advancing/gods-call-for-everyone/

Write It on Your Heart

Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:
“Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)