I’m a Little Embarrassed.

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I have certain foods that I like that I’m embarrassed to order in front of people. I don’t if that’s normal or not. I think it’s because I like basically every food and others think certain foods are “gross”. Some “gross” foods are more en vogue to like than others. I also get embarrassed for people in commercials. You know, like, the older man in the checkout line discussing the merits of his stool softener. Or the woman in her bedroom proudly admiring her new, fancy incontinence undergarments. I cringe.

I fear that I sometimes approach my faith with that same tendency to be a little embarrassed.

When Jesus said we should approach him like a child does, I think that had many different facets. Approach him like a toddler runs to hug her dad coming home from work. Approach him assuming he is good. Approach him without an ounce of embarrassment or hesitation. He loves you just the way you are.

September 23: Luke 18:1-14
Today’s Takeaways:

  • God does not ignore our cries for help.
  • We should approach God with humility instead of having pride in how great we are.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • When is a time you’ve wondered if God is hearing your cries for help?

 

September 24: Luke 18:15-30
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Jesus loves children.
  • Our possessions often get in the way of our commitment to God.

 

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Why do you think the ruler was able to follow God’s other commandments but was unable to give away his possessions?

 

September 25: Luke 18:31-43
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Jesus told the disciples three times that he would die, but they didn’t understand.
  • The blind man was persistent in his request for healing though others told him to quit.

 

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Why do you think others tried to keep the blind man from asking Jesus for healing?

 

September 26: Luke 19:1-10
Today’s Takeaways:

  • Zacchaeus was not liked by people because he was an unfair tax collector.
  • Jesus’ kindness to Zacchaeus caused him to repent, receive salvation, and right his wrongs.

 

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Is there a type of person that you would be surprised or even mad if Jesus offered them salvation?

 

September 27: Luke 19:11-27
Today’s Takeaways:

  • The ending of this is tough to swallow. In the final judgement, people who chose to be, will be separated from God eternally.

 

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What has God given you that you’ve been faithful with?

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