Touching Base 29

Think about this … what are you learning from God’s Word that is making an impact on your life?

If necessary, go back and read anything you received this week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!

Quick Links

Growing in Christ Lesson 6: Memorize God’s Word
Misplaced Trust
The New Covenant
Helped by the Holy Spirit
Search Me, O God!
Pray that You Will Not Fall into Temptation

Reflection

As you are learning more about God through his Word, what are you learning about him and about being in a relationship with him?

Make a list of all the scripture you currently have memorized. Is it a lot or a little?

What plan do you have for continuing to memorize scripture so that it can impact your life?

In “Helped by the Holy Spirit,” Beth Yoe wrote, “As believers we are not left to our own resources in our sufferings but are helped by the precious Holy Spirit.”

In what ways do you tend to depend on your own resources?

In what ways have you experienced the help of the Holy Spirit?

How can you remember to turn to the Holy Spirit first when facing situations that are beyond your own abilities or resources?

In “Search Me, O God!” Beth challenges us with these words:

How do we go about searching and guarding our hearts so as to equip ourselves for the high calling of discipleship? Like King David we must ask God to continually search our hearts and point out to us what needs to go and what needs to be fanned into flames. We must seek His ways fully through the diligent study and application of His Word, through prayer, through praise and thanksgiving, and through hiding His Word in our hearts.

Spend some time with God, asking Him to direct you. Seek Him, praise Him, hide His Word in your heart.

What are you learning about Jesus as you read about the events leading up to his death?

Go a Step Beyond

As you consider memorizing God’s Word and as we read through the various accounts of the events near the end of Jesus’ life, here’s an article to read and reflect upon regarding the reliability of the Gospels:

Are the Gospels Reliable?

@ http://jesusonline.com/discover-evidence/bible/are-gospels-reliable/

Write It on Your Heart

Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)