Touching Base 22

Time for a day of reflection … in what ways are you seeing God work in and through you?
Think for a moment about what you have been reading in the Sermon on the Mount … in what ways are these words affecting your life?
If necessary, go back and read anything you received this week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!

Quick Links

New Life in Christ Lesson 9: Different Ways to Pray
What’s Really on Your Mind?
Offering Forgiveness
Take a Look at Your Motives
Marriage Is Designed by God
Watch Your Words!


This week’s lesson was a continuation of the topic of prayer.
Have you started to implement any of the ideas presented?
If so, in what ways is the discipline of prayer affecting your life?
If you have not made prayer a daily commitment in your life, why not? What is keeping you from taking time to talk with God on a regular basis?
Beth Yoe included a quote by Ken Sande as she expounded on Jesus’ words of forgiveness:
Peacemakers are people who breathe grace. They draw continually on the goodness and power of Jesus Christ, and then they bring His love, mercy, forgiveness, strength and wisdom to the conflicts of daily life. God delights to breathe His grace through peacemakers and use them to dissipate anger, improve understanding, promote justice and encourage repentance and restoration.
What key words can you identify in this quote?
Would the people around you use any of these words to describe you?
What encourages you or convicts you when you think about these key words?
Just yesterday Beth Yoe challenged us with these words from Oswald Chambers: “The teachings of Jesus hit us where we live.”
Which teaching this week has “hit you” where you live? What has been your response?
In that same devotional Beth penned these words, “Christians are to be honorable and trustworthy. We are to be known as people of our word.”
Do you agree or disagree with her statement?
Is your opinion based on the truth of God’s Word?
In what ways is your life reflecting your conviction?

Go a Step Beyond

This week’s devotions focused on ways we live out our relationship with Jesus every day. Take a moment to focus on your relationship with Jesus as you
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Write It on Your Heart

Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:45)