I hadn’t realized until Paige Benton Brown’s teaching on the historical books that 1/2 of every gospel is devoted to the last week of Jesus’ life. This is when He told so many parables about the Kingdom and about being ready!
This is the week that changed the world.
In progressive churches next Sunday they will be told that this is all a beautiful metaphor. The resurrection is a symbol for new hope, for spring following winter. Tim Keller asks:
“Do you really think that would have turned the world upside down?”
Let’s go through this week thoughtfully together, asking God to meet us afresh, to rekindle our hearts. Today is Palm Sunday, which we will discuss Monday. But I’m eager to hear your God’s Hunts today! And I can hardly wait to tell you mine! 🙂
- Share a God Hunt from last week.
Monday: Day 35.
2. What stands out to you from Day 35 and why?
3. Choose a question to answer.
4. Do the prayer exercise.
Tuesday: Day 36.
5. What stands out to you from the above clip and also Day 35. Why? and why?
6. Choose a question to answer.
7. Do the prayer exercise.
Wednesday: Day 37
Today Tripp talks about how it is possible to be passionately wrong. The Pharisees were . Saul was. Hitler was. Putin is. Yet they were all — and Putin is, religious. Tripp asks us to meditate on Matthew 23 and expose any “false religion” in our hearts.
8. What stands out to you from Day 37 and why?
9. Answer all three questions.
10. Do the prayer exercise.
Maundy Thursday: Day 38
Prepare your heart with this:
11. What stands out to you from Day 38 and why?
12. Choose a question to answer.
13. Do the prayer exercise.
Good Friday: Day 39.
When Paige Benton Brown taught on Gethsemane, my heart was pierced when she remembered Jesus in Gethsemane wondering if there could be any other way… she imagined God saying, “Not if you want Paige.”
14. What stands out to you from Day 39 and why?
15. Choose a question to answer.
16. Do the prayer exercise.
Saturday: Day 40.
17. What stands out to you from Day 40 and why?
18. Choose a question or two to answer.
19. Do the prayer exercise.
20. What do you think you will particularly remember from this Lent and why? (It can be the study or something else.)