Tuesday, June 25

' “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” '

Luke 4:18-21

1.) What is the “good news” referred to in this passage?

2.) How often do you share the good news?

3.) How can you learn to look for opportunities to share the gospel?

Brian Otte
Monday, June 24

'Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. '

Luke 15:3-7

1.) What does Jesus say in the parable?

2.) What can we learn from this parable?

3.) How often do you go out of your way to reach people for Jesus?

Brian Otte
Sunday, June 23

'“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” '

Matthew 22:36-40

1.) What does this passage say the greatest command is?

2.) What does it say is a close second?

3.) How can you be better at these commands?

Brian Otte
Saturday, June 22

'Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. '

Colossians 3:12-14

1.) Where do you need to do a better job of protecting your family spiritually?

2.) How can you do better at prioritizing your faith?

3.) Have you made a commitment to yourself and your family to pursue spiritual growth forever?

Brian Otte
Friday, June 21

'If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. '

1 Corinthians 13:1

1.) How can you love people better? In your relationships and people in general?

2.) How can you better love people that are hard to love?

3.) How can you become a better person to love?

Brian Otte
Thursday, June 20

'The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. '

Galatians 5:19-21

1.) What are you hiding from your past?

2.) How can you use that as a tool to grow in your faith?

3.) How has God changed you so far? Do you tell your story to people?

Brian Otte
Wednesday, June 19

'All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. '

Matthew 5:37

'Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. '

Ephesians 4:29

1.) Are you consistent in your life?

2.) Can people count on your word?

3.) Where do you need to grow in your life to make your life look more like Christ?

Brian Otte