read bible daily

Our Sermon Series is exploring our mission to “Seek answers to our questions.” In preparation for this week, we’re reading Luke 9:18-27 to better understand how daily Bible reading can lead us into a deeper understanding of where we can encounter Jesus.

Find the daily readings below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We’d love to hear from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

You also may be interested in joining a small group that focuses on exploring the scripture for the following Sunday’s sermon or learning how to approach Bible study in general – or a variety of other opportunities to “seek answers to our questions” as part of a group. Check it out here!

OCTOBER 19

Read: Luke 9:18-27

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 20

Read: Luke 9:18-20

18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.” 20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”

Reflect:  Who is Jesus to you?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 21

Read: Luke 9:21-22

21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

Reflect:  How do you think Jesus is misunderstood and rejected today?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 22

Read: Luke 9:23

23 Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Reflect:  What cross/crosses do you carry?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 23

Read: Luke 9:24-25

24 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. 25 What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?

Reflect: What does it mean to lose yourself for Jesus’ sake?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 24

Read: Luke 9:26-27

26 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words, of them the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

Reflect: What do you imagine the kingdom of God looks like?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 25

Read: Luke 9:18-27

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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4 Comments

  1. Oct 20 – To me, Jesus is friend and comforter, advocate and defender, teacher and Savior. I love that Jesus asks his disciples to answer who he is in their lives–it invites relationship. It makes me feel like Jesus wants to hear from me too.

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  2. After reading and learning so much about racism and every white person’s impact on its continuation, I feel that one of my crosses is to continue learning and to be a part of the solution to ending racism on a personal as well as a systemic level.

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  3. I carry a weariness about our current situation….COVID, racism, division in our country. It feels so heavy and it is so hard to see how to lift the weight of it all.

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  4. Losing my life for Jesus’ sake means fully giving myself over to Jesus and trying to put Him first in my life. It is a joy and a challenge to seek, discern and put Jesus’ will into action in my life.

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