The Power of God – March 5, 2019

Numbers 4.1-5.31; Mark 12.18-37; Psalm 48.1-14; Proverbs 10.26

I learned at an early age that the Sadducees did not believe in a resurrection. So if you are paying close attention, you recognize the fallacy of their question to Jesus: What will it be like in the resurrection? Their biggest problem, was not the attempt to trap Jesus, but rather, their misunderstanding of the power of God. Be careful when you figure out how God is supposed to act. You may end up sad, you see.

Questions:

In the Old Testament times, the people who were unclean were removed from within the camp, in order to keep the purity of the people of God. Aren’t you glad that Jesus gave his life to make us righteous, or clean before God? How have you experienced the cleansing power of God in your life?

Is the man who asked Jesus about the most important commandment trying to trap him, as well, or do you think he was asking a serious question? Why do you think this is the case?

What are some ways you meditate regularly on God’s unfailing love?

Why are lazy people an irritant? Why would they be “called out” in the Proverbs?

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