covid-21 for families with Adults

We have reordered the chapters, so that the most recent is on top. If you needed previous weeks you can click the Previous button on the bottom of the page. 

JOHN 15

Pray

Read: John 15:1-17

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

Just remember, let the text say what it says-even if (especially if) what the text says makes you uncomfortable. 

Missions Prayer:  Pray for Sara Beth that she would abide in Christ and submit to Him.

JOHN 14

Pray

Read: John 14:1-14

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

A few things to discuss:

From context, why are the disciples troubled?

In response to their trouble, how does Jesus comfort them?

Notice, verse six. We usually think of this verse as being about exclusion (that there is only one way) and that's true, but Jesus is not trying to warn His disciples, He's trying to comfort them. So, how is this verse a comfort to the disciples?

Missions Prayer:   Recently a group in Clarkston picked up all the completed back packs for foster kids. So, those will be distributed soon, pray for the kids and families receiving them, that God would use the packs to draw people to Himself and that they might believe on Him for eternal life. 

JOHN 13

Pray

Read: John 13:1-17

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

A few things to discuss:

 

It is hard to add anything to amazing passage. But just be sure to notice and discuss what Jesus did. The heart that Jesus had. The heart we should have. And to meditate on what that might look like in your home, office, and with CrossRoads.

Missions Prayer:  Pray for missionaries as they face discrimination due to COVID-19.  Some of our missionaries live among people who believe that all westerners have the virus and can give it to them.  Out of fear they seek to slander or physically injure the missionary.  Pray for their protection.  Pray against the spread of false information.

JOHN 12

Pray:  

Read: John 12:1-19

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

A few things to discuss:

 

Yesterday in John 11 we saw that John expected his readers to already know about Mary anointing Jesus. Her humility and worship was famous. Thats incredible. 

Verse 13 says that the crowd shouted Hosanna. We know that soon this crowd will shout other things. Why are people this unfaithful to Jesus?

How can we be like that ourselves?

Jesus' entry is that of a victorious King. It's must have been hard to see how Jesus was victorious in that moment. It can be hard in this moment for us.

 

So is Jesus a victorious King in John 12?

How is He on April 4th?

Missions Prayer: Pray for Sara to be diligent as she begins to learn a new language. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give her ability to communicate the gospel in her new language.

JOHN 11

Pray:  Two weeks ago the Petersons unexpectedly closed up their house and took the long journey back to the US.  Their medical advisors strongly advised that they relocate in light of the pandemic (because of pre–existing medical conditions).  Pray for their family as they settle in here and look for ways to serve the community while following recommended guidelines.

Read: John 11:1-44 (you can read the whole thing if you like)

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

A few things to discuss:

 

Clay brought up a great point from verse two in that Mary does not anoint Jesus until chapter 12. Our best understanding of this is that John expected his readers to know of Mary because of the action we will read in the next chapter. (save that for tomorrow)

 

One of the major themes of this chapter is how could Jesus' delay be loving? 

Thats an easy question to ask today. 

What do we see from this chapter that comforts us when deliverance is delayed? 

Missions Prayer: Monel ask we pray for Haiti’s protection from the virus. The country has no medical personnel or equipment that could treat patients. He said for Haiti they would need a miracle.

JOHN 10

Pray:  Two weeks ago the Petersons unexpectedly closed up their house and took the long journey back to the US.  Their medical advisors strongly advised that they relocate in light of the pandemic (because of pre–existing medical conditions).  Pray for their family as they settle in here and look for ways to serve the community while following recommended guidelines.

Read: John 10:1-21(you can read the whole thing if you like)

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

A few things to discuss:

 

What does a shepherd do (only from this passage)?

What do sheep do (again, only worry about things this passage says sheep do)?

In what ways have you not acted like one of God's sheep? (this is exactly what Application question 3 on COMA is asking)

In what ways have you forgotten Jesus is the Good Shepherd? (this is Micah's additional application question of "What should we worship God for in this passage?")

Missions Prayer: Two weeks ago the Petersons unexpectedly closed up their house and took the long journey back to the US.  Their medical advisors strongly advised that they relocate in light of the pandemic (because of pre–existing medical conditions).  Pray for their family as they settle in here and look for ways to serve the community while following recommended guidelines.

JOHN 8

Pray:  Start your time off together in prayer.

 

Read: John 8:12-36 (you can read the whole chapter if you like)

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

How do we know that we are truly disciples?

JOHN 9

Pray:  Start your time off together in prayer.

 

Read: John 9:1-25, Although this is a good time to read the whole chapter

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

 

A few things to discuss:

 

The disciples' foolish question (that we are prone to ask ourselves)

Jesus' power (that we need ourselves)

The simplicity of the testimony of the man healed (that we are called to ourselves)

Missions Prayer: Pray for the people of Clarkston to understand (and those who work with them to communicate) and take the warnings seriously so that the virus can be contained. Many come from cultures where congregating is daily life. So workers are having to overcome both language and cultural barriers. 

 

CrossRoads Baptist 

Hayden, AL