Camels, Kingdom and Crowds

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If you keep one routine going for the summer let it be reading your Bible as a family. Here is our reading for this week.

June 3: Mark 9:42-50

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Sin is very serious. We should do everything we possibly can do to make it harder for ourselves to sin.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Why do you think Jesus gave such extreme examples, like cutting off your foot or poking out your eye?

June 4: Mark 10:1-12

Today’s Takeaways:

  • God wants marriages to last forever.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • God cares so much about our relationships and he wants them to be healthy and to last. Are there any relationships you’d like God to help you with?

June 5: Mark 10:13-31

Today’s Takeaways:

  • God loves little children so much!
  • God expects us to be willing to sacrifice everything to follow him.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • When Jesus says it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven, the apostles only heard the impossibility. But verse 21 says that Jesus “loved” the young man and that is why he told him to sell everything and follow him. What kind of material things are burdening you?  Ask God to help you let them go.  You can do it.  For God all things are possible!

June 6: Mark 10:32-45

Today’s Takeaways:

  • God’s kingdom is not about power and being the boss, it is about service.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Why do you think Jesus says that to great among Christians, someone must become a servant? Does Jesus’ life teach us anything about this?

June 7: Mark 10:46-52

Today’s Takeaways:

  • We should not be embarrassed to express our faith publicly. God answers those who cry out to him.

Today’s Talking Topic:

Why do you think Bartimaeus refused to be quiet when the crowd following Jesus told him to?  What was Jesus’ reaction when Bartimaeus got even louder?

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