know his voice – December

This is the final month of the Know His Voice reading project. I hope this trip through the  Gospels with an emphasis on the words and ways of Jesus has helped you get to know him better.

This final month, December, we remain  focused on some of the questions Jesus asked . This month is made up of a quest for answers to his questions as posed in Luke’s Gospel.  As you read each day’s question (and the context in which it appears), try to memorize it. Come back again and again to that question throughout the course of the day, making the question a personal question Jesus asked of you. How would you reply? How would Jesus want you to respond?

Dec. 1  –  Luke 7:36-50  –  vs.44a,47 – “Do you see this woman? … her many sins have been forgiven – as her great love has shown.”

Dec. 2  –  Luke 8:22-25  –  vs.25a – “Where is your faith?”

Sun., Dec. 3 –  Luke 8:40-56  –  vs.45 – “Who touched me?”

Dec. 4  –  Luke 9:18-20  –  vs.18b,20 – “Who do the crowds say I am? … Who do you say I am?”

Dec. 5  –  Luke 9:21-27  –  vs.25  – “What good is it for you to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit yourself?”

Dec. 6  –  Luke 9:37-41  – vs.41  –  “You unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I stay with you and put up with you?”

Dec. 7  –  Luke 10:25-37  –  vs.36  –  “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

Dec. 8  –  Luke 11:1-13  –  vs.11 – “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?”

Dec. 9  –  Luke 11:14-28  –  vs.19  –  “Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebul by whom do your followers drive them out?”

Sun., Dec. 10  –  Luke 11:37-54  –   vs.40-41  –  “You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? But now as for what is inside you – be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.”

Dec. 11  –  Luke 12:1-12  –  vs.6  –  “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.”

Dec. 12  –  Luke 12:13-21  –  vs.14,15a,20  – “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you? … Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. … your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?”

Dec. 13  –  Luke 12:22-34  –  vs.25-26  –  “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”

Dec. 14  –  Luke 12:49-53  –  vs.51  –  “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.”

Dec. 15  –  Luke 12:54-59  –  vs.57  –  “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?”

Dec. 16  –  Luke 13:1-9  –  vs.2,4-5   –  “Do you think that these … were worse sinners … because they suffered this way? … do you think they were more guilty …? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Sun., Dec. 17  –  Luke 13:18-21  –  vs.18a,20a  –  “What is the kingdom of God like? … It is like a mustard seed … It is like yeast …”

Dec. 18  –  Luke 14:25-35  –  vs.34  –  “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?”

Dec. 19  –  Luke 15:1-10  –  vs.4,8  – “Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine [sheep] in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? … Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it [the coin]?”

Dec. 20  –  Luke 16:1-15  –  vs.11  –  “if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”

Dec. 21  –  Luke 17:11-19  –  vs.17  –  “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”

Dec. 22  –  Luke 18:1-8  –  vs.7-8  –  “… will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Dec. 23  –  Luke 18:18-30  –  vs.19  –  “Why do you call me good?”

Sun., Dec. 24  –  Luke 18:35-43  –  vs.41a  –  “What do you want me to do for you?”

Dec. 25  –  Luke 20:1-19  –  vs.17b  –  “What is the meaning of that which is written: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone?”

Dec. 26  –  Luke 22:7-38  –  vs.35  –  “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”

Dec. 27  –  Luke 22:39-46  –  vs.46  –  “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

Dec. 28  –  Luke 23:26-43  –  vs.31  –  “… if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

Dec. 29  –  Luke 24:13-35  –  vs.46  –  “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

Dec. 30  –  Luke 24:13-35  –  vs.25-26  –  “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

Sun., Dec. 31  –  Luke 24:36-53  –  vs.38  –  “Why are your troubled, and why do doubts rise in your mind? Look at my hands and feet. It is I myself!”

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