Series: Jesus Encounters
Message: Thy Olympic Wannabe
Preacher: Karl Haffner
Daily Walk: Karl Haffner
Refresh: Open with prayer. Read or listen to Psalm 89:46-52.
Read: Mark 9:17-27 (NIV). As you read the New International Version, note 1-3 insights.
Reflect: James 1:5–6 (LB) offers this promise: “If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to tell you, for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
Ask God what he wants you to do with this story in Mark 9. Remember, “. . . he will gladly tell you.”
Questions to consider:
What are your learning points in the story?
In what specific ways does this story inform your mission to live love?
What does God want you to do that will build your faith?
What does God want you to do to bring his healing to those who are hurting?
What does God want you to do to strengthen your prayer life?
Respond: Take a “Song Sabbatical”—find a quiet space and in an unhurried state of mind, listen to a hymn about God’s faithfulness.
Research: Reflect on seven quotes from Tim Keller about faith at http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/tim-keller-quotes-faith-christian-evangelist/2015/05/19/id/645545/