7. Get Over It

Reading List

One passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon:

  1. Matthew 15:21-28 (Faith of the Canaanite woman – Not a Jew)
  2. Matthew 8:5-13 (Faith of the Centurion – Not a Jew)
  3. Romans 9, particularly verses 30-33 (Jesus is called the “Rock of Offence” in the King James Version because he offers a way to salvation for non-Jews that relies on faith, not on works)
  4. Luke 17:1-19 (that which causes one to stumble = offense)
  5. Matthew 21:28-46 (especially verse 42, the “Stone of Offence” from #3 becomes the “Chief Cornerstone” of our faith)
  6. 1 Peter 2 (especially verse 8)
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (especially verse 23)

eGroup Curriculum – Questions also great for personal reflection/journaling.

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3. The Pressure to Perform

Reading List

One passage per day for a whole week, based on the sermon.

  1. Exodus 16, God provides manna in the wilderness
  2. Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13, Jesus is tempted in the wilderness
  3. John 6:1-24, Jesus feeds the 5,000 then walks on water
  4. John 6:25-70, Jesus says “I am the Bread of Life”
  5. John 7:1-24, Jesus goes up to the Festival of Booths
  6. John 7:25-52, the people are divided over Jesus
  7. Matthew 6:1-18, don’t show off your spiritual practices
  8. Bonus: Matthew 26:36-46, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

eGroup Curriculum (Discussion Questions)

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