March 2, 2014 – Morning Worship

MondayIsaiah 58; 61:1–2; Luke 4:16–21

In Isaiah 58 the people of God were fasting, but it was not acceptable to God. Why not? What was missing?

TuesdayIsaiah 58:6–10; James 2:14–26

In Isaiah 58:6–10 the prophet describes “true acceptable fasting.” Why is mercy ministry (i.e. care for the needy) the observable proof of proper fasting?

WednesdayLuke 4:14–44; Isaiah 61:1–2

Read these passages carefully and answer the question: why did Jesus come to earth?

ThursdayLuke 7:18–23; Isaiah 29:17–19; 35:5–6; Matthew 15:29–39

John the Baptist sent his disciples to Jesus with the question: “are you the one to come or should we look for another?” How does His answer help us to think about mercy ministry?

FridayExodus 23:10; Leviticus 19:9–10; 25:35–43; Deuteronomy 14:28–29; 15:4; Proverbs 14:31; 17:5; 19:17; 22:9; 28:27

What does the Old Testament teach us about caring for the poor and needy?

SaturdayMatthew 25:31–46; Luke 9:1–6; 10:9; Acts 4:34–35; 6:1–7; Galatians 2:10; James 1:27; I John 3:16–18

What does the New Testament teach us about caring for the poor and needy? How can we apply these lessons in our lives, family and church?