Friday, March 23

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

1.) Is our impact on making disciples the same as the original disciples?

2.) Do you think we are as important as some of the giants of our faith?

3.) How can you grow in your faith while doing your best to create disciples?

Brian Otte
Thursday, March 22

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10

1.) What are some of the terms used to describe us in this passage?

2.) What does it mean to you to be a follower of Jesus?

3.) How can you be a better believer?

Brian Otte
Wednesday, March 21

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Matthew 16:13-18

1.) At the beginning of this passage what are some of the questions Jesus is asking?

2.) Why do you think Jesus yells at Peter in verse 13?

3.) What is your major take away from verses 14-18? How can you learn more about what stands out to you?

Brian Otte
Tuesday, March 20

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

John 3:16-18

1.) What does “so loved” mean to you?

2.) How can you live a life of “so love”?

3.) Is there any grace you are not offering in your life that you should be?

Brian Otte
Monday, March 19

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:8-9

1.) What are some of the things we are told about God’s promise’s in this passage?

2.) How does God’s pursuit of us inform the way you spread His message?

Brian Otte
Sunday, March 18

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:7-8

1.) What is the call in this passage?

2.) What are you doing to build the kingdom?

Brian Otte
Saturday, March 17

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Romans 14:8

1.) What are we told in this passage?

2.) What does it mean to you to live and die for the Lord?

3.) What are some things on your Christian bucket list? What are you doing to accomplish these items?

Brian Otte