March 2, 2014 – Morning Worship
Monday – Isaiah 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?
Tuesday – Isaiah 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?
Wednesday – Luke 4:14–44; Isaiah 61:1–2
Read these passages carefully and answer the question: why did Jesus come to earth?
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?
What does the Old Testament teach us about caring for the poor and needy?
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?