In Matthew 9:14-17, Jesus' disciples are questioned by the Pharisees about why they aren't fasting. Our family read this section from the gospel and then discussed it tonight as we…
Salt is one of those things we take for granted today, kind of like clean air. We only notice it when it’s not there anymore.
“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again?” Mark 9:50a
For most of us, that verse makes little sense. How can salt lose it’s saltiness? What is Jesus talking about? (more…)
Journey with Jesus
Our family just finished reading and praying through Book 1 of Journey with Jesus: Praying Your Way through Matthew’s Gospel.
As Book 1 ends, you have just completed the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7). This is a challenging portion of the Bible, especially if you take it as the standard for our behavior and thoughts and devotion to God.
Our family, which includes two adults and two boys (ages 12 and 10), shared the duties of reading aloud and leading the prayer with a little bit of conversation about the topic. (more…)