Gospels in 40 Days – March 29
Welcome to our study of the gospels during the Lenten season. Lent is the Christian tradition of preparing for the resurrection of Jesus by taking intentional steps to grow closer to God during the 40 days before Easter. The tradition mirrors Jesus going into the wilderness to fast and pray for 40 days, where he was tempted by Satan but was able to resist, strengthen, and grow his ministry for the days ahead (Matthew 4). Typical Lenten observances include fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial, and spiritual discipline.
To join the study, pick a reading plan to follow, journal on the day’s reading using the SOAP method of Bible study (see “What’s SOAP?” on our website for details), and check in for daily posts from our study leaders. We hope you will join us this season, intentionally stepping toward God!
Luke was a physician who traveled with Paul spreading the Good News. God gave him a passion for fact-finding, and Luke’s gospel was written as a historical work in chronological order that encouraged Christians in following Jesus and reads like an epic story. In Luke 1:3, he addresses the gospel to “most excellent Theophilus”, a word meaning “lover of God”.
Clicking on the following links will take you to the Bible Gateway website where you can read the NIV version of today’s reading:
ALL OF IT: Luke 17-18
MOST OF IT: Luke 13:10-20
HIGHLIGHT REEL: Luke 17:1-10
What things in your life that seem impossible can be possible if you give them to God?
All Things are Possible With God | Rebecca Hoyt
Luke 18:27 – But he said,” the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
In chapters 17 and 18, there is so much that Jesus is teaching us — to have faith, to pray, to be humble and grateful, that ONLY through Jesus we are saved.
It has been just a tough week that doesn’t seem like will ever end. A lot of changes in my family’s life that has left me crying out to God, I’m just exhausted and would like some peace. I love the words here- – what isn’t possible with me is possible with God. I don’t have to hold it all together; I just have to give it to God.
Dear Lord, even though we’ve had lots of changes in our lives, some good, some hard, I know that I can always count on You to be a constant in our lives; You will never change or leave us; You are always there fighting for us every step of the way.
The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.