At BOSSlings this week… The Lord’s Prayer – Lead us not into Temptation
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” – C. S. Lewis
Continuing the Conversation at Home – Daily Bible Readings to do as a Family.
Week 1 (April 15-21)
Day 1: Hebrews 11:23-26
o What does Moses focus on in the midst of hard times to help him stay on course? How could that help you?
Day 2: Hebrews 11:36-40
o Check out the hardships these people faced. They were made fun of, trapped, hurt; they felt exposed, were bullied, felt like they had nowhere that they belonged. Have you ever experienced any of those feelings?
o What hope are they holding onto?
Day 3: Hebrews 12:1
o All of the people in chapter 11 stand in your corner as your cheerleaders in the faith. Not shaming you for the times you messed up (because, check out that list, all of those people were deeply flawed individuals.) but reminding you to lift your eyes up to something better that is coming, to keep running. Who are some other people in your life who cheer you on in your faith and remind you of the better things Jesus has in store?
Day 4: Hebrews 12:2-3
o What does it look like for you to “fix your eyes” on Jesus?
Day 5: Hebrews 12:4-9
o Have you ever experienced a hardship that God ended up using to bring you closer to him?
o What is at the heart of God’s discipline for us?
Day 6: Hebrews 12:10-13
o What things in your life might Jesus be looking to heal?
Day 7: Hebrews 4:14-16
o What encouragement do these verses give about feeling tempted?
Week 2 (April 22-28)
Day 1: Colossians 2:9-11
o What does “you have been given fullness in Christ” mean?
o Do you ever feel like you’re missing or lacking things? What would it be like to have fullness – to lack nothing?
Day 2: Colossians 2:12-15
o What encouragement and promises do you find in these verses that could help you fight temptation?
Day 3: Colossians 3:1-4
o What kinds of things fit into the category of “things above” that Paul is talking about? How can focusing on those things help you fight temptation?
Day 4: Colossians 3:5-11
o Which of these things stands out to you today? How might you, through the fact that Jesus has given you new life (verse 12), put that to death today?
Day 5: Colossians 3:12-14
o What might it look like to “clothe yourself” with one of those things (compassion, kindness, humility…)?
Day 6: Colossians 3:15-17
o What could it look like to “let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly” today?
Day 7: 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
o What are some ways Jesus gives us a way out of temptation?