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Our Sermon Series is exploring our mission to “Seek answers to our questions.” In preparation for this week, we’re reading Luke 11:27-36 to learn how to seek and recognize the justice Jesus calls us to live.

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.

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OCTOBER 26

Read: Luke 11:27-36

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 27

Read: Luke 11:27-28

27 While he was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

Reflect:  How does obeying God’s word bless you?

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

OCTOBER 28

Read: Luke 11:29-30

29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation.

Reflect: Where do we need to repent today?

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

OCTOBER 29

Read: Luke 11:31-32

31 The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here! 32 The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here!

Reflect: What wisdom does Jesus bring for our age?

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

OCTOBER 30

Read: Luke 11:33-34

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar, but on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but if it is not healthy, your body is full of darkness.

Reflect: Where do you see light in the world? How does it fill you with hope?

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

OCTOBER 31

Read: Luke 11:35-36

35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Reflect: What hope can you offer today?

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

NOVEMBER 1

Read: Luke 11:27-36

Reflect: What will you do this week because you have reflected on this passage?

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

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve been reading “The Anatomy of Peace” from the Arbinger Institute this week, and it’s interesting to me to see some of the connections between the light and darkness within one’s self and how that plays into the idea of having a “heart of war” or “heart of peace.” As we consider seeking justice, I wonder in what ways the “eye of light” mentioned in the passage also plays into how we perceive others? Do we see people as obstacles or means to an end, or people with hopes, cares and dreams?

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    • I agree that having the light of Jesus in us illuminates all of the people and the things of earth, such as our environment, with a new understanding. We can have “eyes of love” if we are filled with the light God sends.

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  2. October 27 – I feel that obeying God’s word gives me the direction I need and peace in my life. The world is filled with so many mixed and negative messages that by obeying God’s word my life gives blessing to God and others.

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  3. October 31 – The hope I see each day is in our young people. They are standing up and letting their voices be heard.

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