This is Good Friday. Continue reading Day Twenty of The Well's Lenten study.
What impresses you about Jesus? about the Father? about the Spirit? about the disciples? Continue reading Day Nineteen of The Well's Lenten study.
What is the connection between Jesus continuing to make himself known to you and how full of God’s love you are? Continue reading Day Eighteen of The Well's Lenten study.
Continue reading Day Seventeen of The Well's Lenten study.
What things in Scripture do you find difficult to believe, either at an intellectual level or an emotional level? Continue reading Day Sixteen of The Well's Lenten study.
Think of some things you have prayed for and received that have given you joy. Can there be joy if what you receive is not what you asked for? Continue reading Day Fifteen of The Well's Lenten study.
Jesus has already said many things about the role the Holy Spirit will play after he leaves. Continue reading Day Fourteen of The Well's Lenten study.
How has Jesus been at work in your life? What opportunities has God given you to share these things with those around you? Continue reading Day Thirteen of The Well's Lenten study.
Jesus makes it very clear that though the world will persecute his followers, it is actually Jesus they are rejecting. What is it about Jesus that people in the 21st century do not like? Continue reading Day Twelve of The Well's Lenten study.
What an encouragement to know that when Jesus asks us to remain in him, he is not asking us to do anything he has not already done! Continue reading Day Eleven of The Well's Lenten study.
Where have you experienced God’s pruning in your life?Continue reading Day Ten of The Well's Lenten study.
Read John 14:25-31
After reminding the disciples that the things he is telling them come from God (verse 24), Jesus once again speaks about the Counselor. What more do we learn about the Counselor from these verses? In what ways has the Holy Spirit taken on these roles in your life? What would your Christian life be like without the Spirit?
Once again Jesus tells the disciples not to be afraid. What does he offer them in the place of fear? What do you think is the difference between the world’s peace and the peace that God gives? How or in what ways have you experienced that difference?
What does it look like when your heart is troubled? When your heart is at peace? What is your heart troubled about right now, either external or internal? In what areas of your life are you experiencing God’s peace?
In this passage, Jesus once again reminds the disciples about his departure and return. He does this to give them cause to believe (verse 29) when they see events unfolding just as he said they would. Why does he tell them they should be glad?
If Jesus lives in the Father and the Father in him (Jn 14:10) and anyone who has seen Jesus has seen the Father (Jn 14:9), what do you think Jesus means when he says the Father is greater than the Son?
In verses 30-31, Jesus explains a bit more about what is going to happen. If you were in the disciples’ shoes, who would you think might be coming for Jesus and why? It’s not clear exactly what the disciples thought “prince of this world” meant, but the encouraging thing is that he “has no hold” on Jesus. How would this information further encourage the disciples not to be afraid? How does knowing that Jesus’ suffering was motivated by obedience (verse 31) give you courage to hold on in difficult times?
Today’s scripture calls us to respond unselfishly in times of trouble, submitting to God’s will in all things. Thank Jesus for being obedient, even to death. Pray about areas of your life where you seem unwilling or unable to submit to his will.
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What commands of Jesus’ do you find difficult to obey? How does this reflect the depth of your love for him? Continue reading Day Eight of The Well's Lenten study.
Believing that Jesus is one with the Father results in faith in him. Continue reading Day Seven of The Well's Lenten study.
When Jesus left this earth, he went home to get our rooms ready. Continue reading Day Six of The Well's Lenten study.
Jesus sets the bar high by commanding his disciples to love one another as he has loved them. Read more from The Well about how we can love others like Christ loves us.
Jesus’ knowledge of who will betray him causes him to be very troubled. Continue reading Day Two of The Well's Lenten study.
How do you feel when God or another person unexpectedly serves you in some way? Continue reading Day Three of The Well's Lenten study.
With your identity in Christ and your eternal destiny in the hands of a loving God, how can you serve the people God has put into your life? Continue reading Day Two of The Well's Lenten study.
Mutual submission and service are to characterize the people of God’s kingdom — a beautiful rhythm of giving and receiving. Let's dive into Day One of The Well's Lenten study on this Ash Wednesday.