Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 22-24

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 7, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. What is the kingdom of heaven compared to?
2. In the parable of the wedding feast, who do you think the following represent:
The king:
His son:
His slaves:
Those who had been invited:
His other slaves:
His armies:
Those on the main highways, both evil and good:
Man not dressed in wedding clothes:
His servants who bind him hand and foot:
3. What do the Pharisees’ disciples question Jesus about in Matthew 22:15-16?
4. What was the problem with the story the Sadducees brought to Jesus?
5. Who questions Jesus after He silenced the Sadducees and what do we learn from Jesus because of this man’s question?
6. What question did Jesus ask that finally ends all of the religious leaders’ questions (Matthew 22:46)
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7. What does Jesus do in Matthew 23:1-36?
8. How does Jesus feel about Jerusalem and the Jewish people according to Matthew 23:37-39?
Just one more question… 🙂
9. After reading Matthew 24, do you feel ready for His coming?

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 22-24 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 22-24. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3
Here are Matthew 13-15 questions, October 4
Here are Matthew 16-18 questions, October 5
Here are Matthew 19-21 questions, October 6

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 19-21

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 6, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. Who has a hard time entering the kingdom of God and why?
2. What did Jesus mean in Matthew 19:30 and in 20:16?
3. When Jesus was hungry, what did He do?
4. Where was Jesus when the chief priests and elders of the people came to question Him about His authority?  What did He tell them about His authority?
5. Why did Jesus quote Psalm 118:22, “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER STONE; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES”?
6. How did the chief priests and Pharisees respond to Jesus’ parable about the landowner and why did they respond this way?

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 19-21 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 19-21. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3
Here are Matthew 13-15 questions, October 4
Here are Matthew 16-18 questions, October 5

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 16-18

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 5, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. What did you learn from marking “kingdom” in these chapters and what is the kingdom o f heaven compared to in Chapter 18?
2. What did Jesus mean in Matthew 16:6?*
3. What do you think about Matthew 17:9-13?*
4. In chapters 16-18, how many times and in what verses does Jesus mentioned that He will be killed and raised on the third day?
5. Who watches over the little ones?
6. What should we do if someone sins against us?
7. According to Matthew 18:23-35, why must we forgive?

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 16-18 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 16-18. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3
Here are Matthew 13-15 questions, October 4

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 13-15

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 4, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. Why did Jesus speak in parables? *
2. How is Matthew 13:24-30 similar to Matthew 13:47-50?
3. What do our words tell us about our heart?
4. The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who _____________________________.
5. According to Matthew 13-15, what four things is the kingdom of heaven like?

Bonus for fun 🙂
Without looking at the Scriptures, see if you can fill in the blanks from the explanation of the parable of the tares.
The one who sows good seed is:
The field is:
The good seed are:
The tares are:
The enemy who sowed the tares is:
The harvest is:
The reapers are:

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 13-15 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 13-15. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 10-12

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 3, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. In Matthew 10, what are the twelve disciples to do while preaching “the kingdom of heaven is at hand”?
2.  In Matthew 11:3, why do you think John the Baptist would ask Jesus “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”? *
3.  In Matthew 12, what is Jesus telling the Pharisees in verses 22-30?*

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 10-12 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 10-12. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matthew 6-9

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 2, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1.  What does Matthew 6:33 tell us to do?
2.  What are we not to do according to Matthew 6:34?
3.  What is the hardest teaching for you personally in Matthew 7?
4.  In Matthew 8:10, what did the centurion have?

5.  In Matthew 8:26, what did the disciples have little of?
6.  What did Jesus see in Matthew 9:2?
7.  What made the woman well in Matthew 9:22?
8.  How were the blind men’s eyes opened in Matthew 9:29-30?

These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 6-9 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 6-9. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions.
Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru Begins Tomorrow!

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“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.”
Psalm 1:1-2

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Tomorrow Gospel Read Thru In October (GRTIO) begins and I am so excited!  If you would like to join us in reading through the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John during the month of October, here are a few things you may want to do before we begin:

1. Get yourself a new personal journal for taking notes (optional)
2. Head on over to Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and join the group
3. Print out the Schedule for Gospel Read Thru In October

If you are all ready to go, then tomorrow at the time you have chosen, get out your schedule and begin reading.

When you have completed your reading for the day, check out SimplyLiving101.com  for questions I will post.

I would love to see your comments, on the GRTIO Facebook page, whether answering the questions or just commenting on something that stood out to you while doing your reading.

It will be fun and a great time of fellowship.  At the end of October we will have read all four of the Gospels, but more importantly we will have gained insight in God’s Word that gives us better understanding of our God and molds us into the image of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”
Psalm 1:3

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy SimplyLiving!

Constance

 

Lunar Eclipse 2015 – Blood Moon

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My Hon- and I went down to the water’s edge on the Puget Sound last night, near Olalla, and I got these pictures of the Lunar Eclipse, full blood moon.

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Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon – by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
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Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon – by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
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Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon - by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon – by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com

This reminds me of Revelation 6:12-14,

“I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.  The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon - by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon – by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon - by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon – by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon - by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Lunar Eclipse/full blood moon – by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com

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It was so beautiful, and I was surprised that in the last two pictures, I could see some of the stars.  God’s creation is truly magnificent!

Please consider joining me on October 1 for Gospel Read Thru In October!

Happy SimplyLiving!

Constance

Gospel Read Thru In October Is Coming!

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“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.”
Psalm 1:1-2

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– Gospel Read Thru In October –

It’s almost time to begin “Gospel Read Thru In October”!  Are you ready?

If you are new to this blog and wondering what’s going on… we’ve been doing “September Devotion” all month and it’s about to end, so we are going to keep on going with our new “Gospel Read Thru In October”.

Beginning October 1st, we are going to read through all four of the Gospels;  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to 31st.

I know it sounds a little scary :0 , but I really believe we can do it and I would love to have you join us!

Here are a few things you may want to do before October 1st rolls around:

1. Get yourself a new personal journal for taking notes (optional)
2. Head on over to Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and join the group
3. Print out the Schedule for Gospel Read Thru In October

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“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”
Psalm 1:3

If you have any questions, please leave a comment for me below.  Thank you.

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 21

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Return to Me With All Your Heart

“‘Yet even now’, declares the Lord, ‘Return to Me with all your heart,
and with fasting, weeping and mourning;
And rend your heart and not your garments.’
Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.”

Joel 2:11-13

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I had a conversation with a Christian friend whom I had not seen for a couple of years. I knew her life had taken a path of hard decisions and I continued to pray for her, unsure of exactly how she was doing.  On this particular day, I was glad I was able to rejoice with her in a new season of life, as I listened intently to all she had to share with me.

As she spoke, I was reminded of the qualities that I really enjoyed about her from so long ago.  She is a very sincere, intentional, and loving person.  I have always liked hearing what she was thinking, because she had amazing eye contact that held my attention, and when I spoke with her, she seemed to drink in every word.  This is such a rare thing to find.

Although she did speak a little of the hardships she had endured, she mostly chose to praise God for all He had brought her through.  She was attending church again, and she felt so glad to be back in the arms of God after many decisions that had led her away.

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When we were done talking and she had to gather her kids to go, I thought to say only one thing, “No matter where we go, God is always right here, steadfastly waiting for us when we return.  He is always faithful even when we are not.”  From experience, she was now able to wholeheartedly agree.

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Let’s first take time to read Luke 15:11-19 and then write a few very important verses in our personal journals today.  Remember to use your most beautiful handwriting as we write out the wonderful homecoming of the prodigal son in Luke 15:20-24.

Take time to consider what your response might be as the parent of this young man. Would you welcome him as cheerfully as this father did?  Would you prepare a huge feast and rejoice by giving him new clothing, a ring and new shoes? Does grace and forgiveness come easily to you or is it a struggle?

Praise God for His faithfulness to always give us grace and forgiveness!  Now, let’s take time to finish the story by reading verses 25-32.  

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I pray that you are enjoying these devotionals for the month of September.  I am loving writing them.  Please take time to pray for me today and ask God to continue giving me wonderful Scriptures to pass on to you for the rest of this month.

Each of us are precious to Jesus and He loves to spend time with us in His Word.  Thank you for taking time to stop by and spend time with me as well.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18September 19, and September 20

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance