Bold Beware

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Today's reading: Luke 12:1-3

As we begin Luke 12 we see a strong caution about hypocrisy and "the leaven of the Pharisees" from Jesus. This warning is spoken to his disciples but this warning is also said in front of the large crowd that had gathered to hear and see Jesus. So it really was a broad, as well as bold, beware.

As I took in this passage the words leaven and hypocrisy captured my attention. I was familiar with and understood both but decided to look up their definitions to see if anything the dictionary said would add to the visual I had of leaven or my overall processing of this passage. The extra couple of minutes I spent were good as both definitions got me thinking a little more richly.

What are you doing to guard against hypocrisy in your life? What are some ways we can combat the perception of so many in the world today that Christians are hypocrites? Tami

Hard-Hitting

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Today's reading: Luke 11:37-54

After being invited to a Pharisee's home for dinner, Jesus basically blasts this group (Pharisees) and also lawyers for their attitudes and actions. What Jesus said to these people was highly offensive, but His words were quite revealing about what God values and regards as important.

Based on this passage, what's one thing that God values? What's one thing God despises? Did anything in particular stand out to you? Tami

Full of Light

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Today's reading: Luke 11:33-36

After talking about himself (the Son of Man) being a sign to this generation in Luke 11:29-32, Jesus then shifts to talking about lights--how lights are visible and how we should be full of light.

So what's one thing you noticed about being a light for Christ from Jesus' words in Luke 11:33-36? What does being a light look like in your day to day life? Tami

Much More

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Today's reading: Luke 11:29-32

Jesus, talking about who He is, directs people's attention to the Old Testament prophet Jonah and then to king Solomon. Referring to himself, Jesus tells the people "For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation."

What does this passage show us about Jesus? What did Jesus' words "something greater" convey to you? Tami

Hear and Keep

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Today's reading: Luke 11:27-28

Jesus' response to the woman who yelled out from the crowd conveyed to me the importance of God's Word as well as how much God desires for us to take in His Word and then live it out. "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" (Luke 11:28)

Look back over the past week. How have you taken in God's Word? How have you put it into practice? (I'd love to see some examples.) Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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