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MDP Summary Week of 3/15 – 3/21

March 22, 2014

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The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple - 1860 - William Holman Hunt (1827–1910)

The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple – 1860 – William Holman Hunt (1827–1910)

This week’s study came from the first four chapters of Luke.

Even during his youth and the weeks we know about the formal start of his ministry, Jesus was influential. We can pick up at any point in his life and learn something from the Master Teacher.

It is a good thing John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way! Jesus had so much to teach, a teacher was needed to get everyone up to speed.

Study and Dedication

In the one little peek we get into Jesus’ youth, we see that he has begun a lifetime of dedication to God. He even snuck out of his parents traveling party to study and read with the men in the temple.

Following his example is how we get on the right path of obtaining as much perfection as we humanly can. Read along to see …

How Jesus Grew in Wisdom and Stature

The Need to Know the Full Gospel

John had to overcome a big problem trying to teach the Jews: They thought that their bloodline from Abraham was enough to save them.

He did his best to help them with that, but sadly human nature causes most people to hear only what they want to hear and not what they need to hear. They even go so far as to ignore some parts of the Bible on purpose! This is the same thing as …

Scoffing At the Truth

Spreading the Gospel in the Face of the Challenges

John showed us that material possessions and even food and clothing are the least of our worries. He took his job of making way for the savior very seriously. Through his example, we can know…

How to Be Steadfast like John

Facing Temptations

Before Jesus began his ministry in earnest, he spent at least forty days in the wilderness alone. In order to know us better, he subjected himself to the same physical challenges we have to face daily.

But –

What if Jesus Turned the Stone Into Bread?

Choose the Best

I am pretty sure that Zig Ziglar said in all of his presentations that he has…

… got to say ‘no’ to the good so I can say ‘yes’ to the best.

It turns out that this is a key concept of many ultra-successful people. Guess who else was teaching this during his ministry?

How Do We Decide What is Better?

For Next Week

Beginning today, the New Testament portion of the My Daily Pause reading plan takes us through Luke 5 – 8. Join me in reading the passages (Linked at the top of the web page and updated automatically every day) and spending a little time with God.

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