Reflection Question: Immediately after Jesus told his disciples that the Temple would be demolished, he spoke about the end of time. When you consider the ‘things’ of the church that are important to you, what comes to mind? What would you miss if your church was destroyed?
Reflection Questions: A young, rich man told Jesus he had been faithful in keeping the Commandments. Would that ensure that he would have eternal life? Jesus told him to sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor. He would then have treasure in heaven. Sadly, the young man found this to be too great a price. Has Jesus ever asked you to give up too much?Explain.
Reflection Question: Peter asked the Lord how many times he should forgive someone who has sinned against him. Jesus replied that Kingdom of God forgiveness requires that we readily forgive as many times as it takes. Unforgiveness can cause a block on someone's faith journey. Is there someone you need to forgive today? What is your plan?
Reflection Question: The disciples asked Jesus why they hadn't been able to drive out a demon. He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you this: If you had even faith as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and because of your faith the mountain would move. If you had just a sliver of faith, you would find nothing impossible." What mountain stands before you?
Reflection Question: A woman approached Jesus, asking that He expel an evil spirit from her daughter. She asked, she pleaded with Him, and she argued that she would take anything He would give. He commented on her faith and granted her request. When you approach Him in prayer, are you willing to take anything He will give? How do you know that is true?
Reflection Question: In this chapter, Jesus is confronted by several people who doubt His authority and are uncomfortable with the way He is shaking up the status quo. He says, "Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me." On which side do you normally fall? How do you know that?
Reflection Question: Jesus said, "My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." Has Jesus revealed the Father to you? What difference has that made in your life?