Welcome to the Weekly Digest!
Read John 1:1-3 in preparation for our Advent series beginning next week..
* A quick note on journaling: if you're new to this practice, our journey through the book of Psalms will be a great way to get started. The most important step to forming this discipline in your life is to write anything and write often. Journaling is an incredible way to slow down, digest the content of a text, let your brain internalize thoughts that may come up, and keep a record for future reflection on what God was speaking to you during your reading. Journaling can take many forms such as written prayers, bullet points, stream of consciousness, or even poetry. Try some different methods and find the one that works best for you.
Journal Prompts / Discussion Questions from Today's Teaching
Galatians Part 15 6:11-18
In Galatians 6:12, how was Paul using the word "flesh" in relation to the Judaizers?
It is clear that the gospel can be offensive, in what ways have you observed taking a stand for the gospel becoming an offense in today's culture?
One of the distinctions Paul made between himself and the Judaizers was that he was willing to be persecuted for the sake of the Gospel. Have you or someone you know ever been persecuted? What was the reaction?
Put in your own words what it means to be "marked" for a show and be "marked" by the gospel. Where do you sense the Holy Spirit highlighting in your heart today?