This week we discussed how Jesus is a refuge for those who trust in Him. We all deserve judgment but Jesus took our judgment upon himself.
KEY TEXT: Nahum 1:1-8
CENTRAL TRUTH: The Lord provides a refuge for those who trust in Him.
- Dwell: It is easy for us to read about the Ninevites and understand why God would be so angry with them. They were a ruthless people who had no regard for human life. What about our sin? Why would we think that our sin is not worse than the sin of the Ninevites? Thank God that He sent His refuge for us through Jesus Christ.
- Memorize: Nahum 1:7
- Pray: Thank the Lord for being a refuge. Confess your sin to God and pray that He would make your heart more like His. Pray that He would help you see how your actions can be more in line with His Word. This week, ask Him to lead you to find your refuge in Him alone.
KEEP ON DIGGING:
The Bible teaches that God has a wide range of emotions. Look up the following Scripture passages to identify these, then make a list of the emotions you find in these verses:
- Genesis 6:6
- Hebrews 10:26-27
- Judges 2:18
- Psalm 103:13; 149:4
- Isaiah 62:5
- John 3:16
Luke tells us that Jesus came to die for our sin, but also to form a people of God who, renewed by his Spirit, are able to serve him in righteousness and holiness all of their days. This good news is open to all and God wants the news of Jesus shared with all. As followers of Jesus, as Christians, we are to partner with God is carrying this good news of forgiveness and hope because of Jesus to those in our lives where God has placed us and is calling us.
KEY TEXT: Luke 6:12-19
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?