February 1 – The Long Road

I took the road less traveled by… and that has made all the difference.

The Gate

Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant, so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.” (John 10:6-7) Read: Isaiah 18:1 – 23:18 Relate: In the west, we live in a culture full of individualism. In other parts of the world the group, the collective whole,…

A Different Road

If Jesus wanted to be the Messiah they were expecting, there could not be a better time. If He wanted to set up an earthly kingdom and avoid the scandal of the cross, now was the time. They were ready.

John 4:4-6 (A Different Road)

Originally posted 3/13/14 He had to go through Samaria on the way. Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. (John 4:4-6) Read: Deuteronomy 3:21 – 5:33 Relate: The…