Family time with God
It’s the GOODNESS of GOD! Paul the Apostle, with the revelation of the Holy Spirit, shares these words in his letter to the Romans, Chapter 2, verse 4, “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Sometimes before we...
Read and meditate upon the scriptures. Think about what information is included, what it means, and how you can apply it to your life. Be sure to journal your thoughts!
Listen to Author and Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Edison, NJ, also a leader in the Gospel Mission Network School of Leadership, John Naphor.
"The day is Thursday June 5, 2014. One week after losing my husband to suicide. Not understanding what or why this happened, but I couldn’t wrap my brain around how my life suddenly changed and how my world was turned upside down. With voices telling me to end it all, I proceeded to take pills and check out!
As I’m placing the pills in my mouth one at a time, and voices telling me do it, I suddenly heard..." —
Think and journal your answers to the following questions to go deeper into today's scripture and meditation.
Why did John the Baptist say to repent in Matthew 3:1-2?
Why did Jesus preach to repent in Mark 1:14-15?
What does it mean that the kingdom of heaven is at hand?
What does it mean to believe the Gospel in Mark 1:15?
What does believing the gospel have to do with repentance?
Think about you and your family. What changes need to take place to ensure we respond to the words of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ concerning repentance and the kingdom of God being at hand.
Begin to create a practical plan of things that should be done to respond to God's Word in obedience.
LIVE IT OUT
The key to growing in the Lord is to not only "hear" God's Word but to apply it to our lives.