Summarize what you read in one paragraph: This chunk of scripture is integral to our faith! Here, numerous famous and familiar bible stories can be found. For example- Jesus eats Passover with his disciples, Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is attested when Judas give the sign, Peter denies Jesus 3 times and the rooster crows. Most important to the Christian faith is what follows! The death, burial and resurrection of Christ!
What is one key verse?
Matthew 27: 12-13 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?”
How does what you read change your vision of God?
Here Jesus sets an example for us in his total faith and reliance on God and his ultimate plan. Jesus does not defend himself at his trial though he could have easily backed down for fear of being killed. He could have spouted all the reasons why they should let him go. But no. He knew his father’s plan and did not doubt. He was one with god and knew he could trust him fully, even when suffering loomed. I do not not need to defend myself! God’s got my back and he will fight my battles!
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others? Being married comes with conflict. This bible verse changes my heart because I recognize that when I defend myself and argue my point, I stop listening and stop learning. I become consumed with my own feelings, thoughts and opinions. I no longer care about what my husband is sharing (or anyone else) and easily go astray into sin.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?) I will go with god by remembering to stop defending myself. I need to seek the truth and put aside any fear or emotions that get in the way of hearing and doing god’s will. I will be more like Jesus and rely fully on the father’s plan.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? Everywhere!