Time for some reflection. As you are reading the devotionals focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus, what emotions are you experiencing? What thoughts and feelings do you have about the reality of Jesus’ death?
If necessary, go back and read anything you received this past week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!
Jesus Is the Vine
He Was My Friend!
We Only Find Forgiveness with God
Jesus Suffering Was Real
Jesus Was the Son of God!
This week’s lesson focused our attention on abiding in God’s love. The author included these words: “God designed us to abide in His love—to let His love permeate our being so that it flows out of us to others. When we remain in His love, we bear fruit—we radiate the nature of Christ. Fruit of the Spirit is God’s nature expressing itself through us.”
What are you doing to permeate your being with God’s love? Reading His Word? Taking time daily to pray? Asking the Holy Spirit to guide you? Gathering with God’s people? Something else?
In what ways do you currently see God’s love expressing itself through you?
What does it mean to you to be attached to Jesus as the vine?
What new insight did you receive this week from the devotionals?
Have you ever found yourself “misguided” as you’ve been following Jesus? How did God redirect you?
When have you had to offer forgiveness to a friend?
In “We Only Find Forgiveness with God,” Beth Yoe wrote: “Our Heavenly Father always has our best interest at heart. We can trust Him. Our Father loves us with an everlasting love. He has engraved us on the palms of His hands. He longs to be gracious to us and has wonderfully great plans for us. He is constantly with us and holds us by our right hand.”
Is there something in your life right now that you need to ask God for forgiveness? Take time to do it! Receive his forgiveness!
What difference has the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus made in your life?
Go a Step Beyond
If some inspiration to be more diligent in your Bible study is what you need, take a few minutes to watch this video. Jim Caviezel Testimony
Write It on Your Heart
Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” —John 15:5