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DAILY READINGS 2014
19 May – 24 May
M Luke 4.38-end: some had just tried to kill Jesus (29); others can’t leave him alone (42); how does Jesus deal with stress & busyness generated by others? And how do you?
T Luke 5.1-11: a massive catch of fish was like a bonus pay day for Simon; so what do you make of his reaction (8) and his subsequent decision (11)?
W Luke 5.12-26: Jesus knows others disapprove of him but he doesn’t stop doing what he knows he can (22-25); how much are your choices condition by others?
T Luke 5.27-end: Jesus appears to keep bad company; the religious crowd disapprove. What are they really afraid of and what can we learn from Jesus?
F Luke 6.1-11: feeding hungry people and healing poorly ones…or sticking to the rules about Sabbath observance; which is real worship and why?
S Luke 6.12-26: which describes you better: verses 20-21 or verses 24-25; how similar or different is Jesus’ idea of what blessing looks like to yours?
12 May – 18 May 2014
M Luke 2.41-end: Jesus lived obediently with his parents; how do you view the idea of obedience and how do you practice it in relation to God?
T Luke 3.1-14: through John, the voice of God speaks out of the wilderness; what sort of God would choose to address us from the margins?
W Luke 3.15-22: when truth speaks to power, Herod imprisons John; remember those who stand up for truth and justice; ask God to give them courage.
T Luke 4.1-13: Jesus fasts from food; in a consumer society such as ours, what are the benefits of fasting – for you, for others, for the environment?
F Luke 4.14-30: although he proves popular at first, Jesus refuses to be flattered (22); what are the dangers of flattery and how prone are you to them?
S Luke 4.31-37: Jesus does not fear evil, instead evil fears him; what is your biggest fear and how might the presence of Jesus be able to transform it?