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March 2012

Devotion Time March 26th -31st, 2012

Here are the DT Packets for March 26-31, 2012 on Luke 20-22: 1. DT_Luke20-22_Mar26-Mar31_2012_RefQwithText 2. DT_Luke20-22_Mar26-Mar31_2012_RefQOnly 3. DT_Luke20-22_Mar26-Mar31_2012_SelfStudy

March 30 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 22)

Submitted by William S. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Luke 22:24 – What were the disciples preoccupied with? What did this cause them to be clueless to? The disciples were preoccupied about which among them was considered the greatest. They wanted to know where they all ranked; who was better than whom, who would receive the […]

March 29 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 22)

Submitted by James K. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Luke 22:7-13 Jesus tells Peter and John to go make preparations for the Passover. Though he tells them to make preparations, “preparations” have already been made, in a sense. Everything was already lined up for them. He directs them to go and they will find certain things […]

March 28 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 22)

Submitted by Kan L. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church -Betrayal The betrayal here is a premeditated plot between two parties. First, the chief priests and teachers of the law were already plotting but just could not find a way, until “Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with […]

March 27 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 21)

Submitted by Claire K. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Two very small copper coins; wealthy, poor  It is very comforting to know that Jesus does not see things as man sees things. From man’s perspective, what the rich people put in the temple treasury is more than what the poor widow put in. The rich gave […]

March 26 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 20)

Submitted by Carol C. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Surface appearance vs. internal reality The spies in vv. 20-21 and the Sadducees in v. 27 questioned Jesus. Usually, questions are asked because one is investigating and seeking answers out of genuine curiosity and to use the answers to get closer to the truth as in a […]

Devotion Time March 19th-24th, 2012

Here are the DT Packets for March 19th-24th, 2012 on Luke 19-20: 1. DT_Luke19-20_Mar19-Mar24_2012_RefQwithText 2. DT_Luke19-20_Mar19-Mar24_2012_SelfStudy 3. DT_Luke19-20_Mar19-Mar24_2012_RefQOnly 4. DT_Luke19-20_Mar19-Mar24_2012_Chinese_RefQwithText 5. DT_Luke19-20_Mar19-Mar24_2012_Chinese_RefQOnly

March 23 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 20)

Submitted by Michelle S. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Owner, tenant, fruit “My son, whom I love” What did the tenants of this vineyard not understand properly?  They did not understand that the relationship between the owner and the tenants.  The owner had rights to ask for the fruit from the tenants and the tenants had […]

March 22 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 19)

Submitted by David T. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Luke 19:45-46 ·     Why was it so offensive to Jesus that the people were “selling” within the temple? It was offensive because it was so off from the original intention for the temple – the temple was supposed to be a house of prayer.  But, it had become a marketplace, a […]

March 21 – Devotion Sharing (Luke 19)

Submitted by Ken H. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church, Luke 19:32 How might the disciples have felt when they found things just as Jesus told them? The disciples’ response to finding things just as Jesus told them might be a mix of amazement (on how Jesus had already prepared for the colt ahead of them) and, […]