Touching Base 35

As we take a day for reflection … what are you learning about Jesus that is transforming your life?

Take a moment to reflect upon all that you read and experienced this week. If necessary, go back and read the lesson or devotionals, by clicking on an item in “Quick Links.”

Quick Links

New Life in Christ Lesson 34: Jesus, the “Messiah”
The Sower and the Seed
Withered and Choked
Producing a Crop
God’s Love Extends to All!
Just Who Is My Neighbor?

Reflection

This week’s lesson turned our attention to the fact that Jesus is “Messiah.”

Why is this fact important?

What did you learn about Jesus that you didn’t know before?

This week we began a new series of devotionals focused on the Parables of Jesus as communicated in the book of Luke.

What practical applications did you make to your life based on the stories that you read?

In “Withered and Choked,” Beth Yoe wrote”

As life progresse[s], and it always does, trials caused the plants to wither. Our roots must go down deep into the Living Water in order for us to withstand the hardships of life.

What trials have you experienced?

Is there currently something in your life that is difficult for you? Give it to Jesus!

In what ways are you helping your roots to go down deep in the Living Water?

Take a moment to consider the ways that is God stretching you.

How are you responding to that stretch? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you to respond to God’s work in your life with a grateful heart!

Go a Step Beyond

Here’s this week’s recommendation for an additional resource to strengthen your knowledge and conviction about Jesus being the “Messiah”:

Was Jesus the Messiah? @ http://jesusonline.com/discover-evidence/jesus/messiah/

Write It on Your Heart

Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)