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Originally posted on Becoming Jan-Niklas:

Howdy,

This week was really fun for me. We stayed at the Tuckers in North Carolina. Most of the time i was outside playing with the brothers and their friends. On Friday morning we visited the touristcenter and the main topic was aircraft.

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It was nice weather so the birthday of Nathan we celebrated was really cool. His family and friends came and we ate HotDogs and cake. After that we played in the dirt hills until it was 11.00pm. To close the day we watched “Italian job”  Nathan had a lot of fun with his friends and enjoyed his birthday party.

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On Saturday we went to a baseballgame from CJ and watched his team losing 9:10 because the time limit was reached. It was cool to see the kids playing for the first two innings but then Noah and I played basketball with some other people. I like playing…

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Lent Questions Day 37

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26When Jesus saw his mother and his favorite disciple with her, he said to his mother, “This man is now your son.” 27Then he said to the disciple, “She is now your mother.” From then on, that disciple took her into his own home. John 19:26-27

 

What does this passage teach us about relationships?

 

How has Lent helped you in your relationships?

 

Do you feel that there are any relationships that need to change? Be strengthened?

 

What are your roles and responsibilities in your current relationships?

 

As Lent continues, how do you need to focus more time and energy in your relationship with Christ? Family? Friends?Those who need Christ?

Lent Questions Day 36

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40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:40-43

 

As Lent concludes this week, how has salvation been part of your thoughts? Grace? Mercy? Forgiveness?

 

How does it make you feel knowing that someone perfect died for you? In your place?

 

How does the criminal on the cross relate with your story of finding Christ?

 

What words come to your mind as you reflect on the salvation experience of the criminal?

 

In practicing Lent, how have you become more aware of your own “criminal heart”? How have you become more aware of Christ’s “compassionate heart”?

 

 

 

Lent Questions Day 35

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33And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” Luke 23:34

 

What things happen in this passage? Notice things happening on the cross and around it.

 

How do you picture the scene? Is it black and white? Sepia? Full color?

 

What stands out to you about Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness?

 

How does His prayer affect you?

 

Would you be able to make that kind of prayer? Why or why not?

 

How can you focus today on the word “forgiveness”?

 

Is there someone you need to forgive?

Is there someone whom you need to ask forgiveness from?

Lent Questions Day 34

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15When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people buying and selling animals for sacrifices. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves,16and he stopped everyone from using the Temple as a marketplace. 17He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.” Mark 11

 

Why were the people in the temple?

Why does Jesus become upset?

How do you “cheapen” prayer?

In what way have you made the “temple” into a marketplace?

How can you better use your times of prayer during Lent?

 

Lent Questions Day 33

lent 2014

12The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. 14Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples heard him say it. Mark 11

 

How does being hungry affect you? Does your attitude change at all?

 

When Jesus found the fig tree, how do you think he was feeling?

 

What would you have felt or thought if arriving and finding no fruit?

 

Do you feel Jesus was harsh in His judgment? Why or why not?

 

How does this story apply to your life?

 

Is there an area where people or Christ would expect to see fruit?

 

How can Lent help with that?

Climbing The Mountain

Originally posted on Becoming Jan-Niklas:

Hello ppl,

it was a great week for me. It started with serving a school in Taveres/Florida with George, Devin C., Trevor J. and me. The students there were so excited to see George and see him performing songs in sign language. The school had a spirit week and they had to wear specials on every day. On wednesday they had to wear the color of their class. so te sanctuary was filed with many colors :). Today i had the oppertunity to share my testemony. I think i did well although i spoke in english and was a little nervous. When i prayed in english at the end i felt a little uncomfortable so i came to the conclusion to say what i will pray and then pray in German. On Thursday the main topic was black and gold and on Friday everybody had to wear a mustache. Georges…

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