God's People Repented

Nehemiah 8-13

March 25, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

REVIEW What are two ways to describe what repentance means? [Repentance means turning away from our sin and changing our minds about sin, and turning toward God and deciding God's ways are best READ ACTS 5:31 AND 2 TIMOTHY 2:24-25 Is repentance easy or hard? What kind of emotions do we feel when we repent? [It can be really hard! Feelings like shame, embarrassment, nervousness, fear, and pride can easily get in the way.] Where does repentance come from in these verses? [It comes from God--God gives us repentance!] Why is that good news? [Because repentance is hard! And the Bible says we can't actually repent without God's help--but he's always ready to help us!] READ 2 PETER 3:9 What do we learn about God from this verse? [That God is really patient with us, just like he was with the Israelites! We wants us to repent because he knows that that's what's best for us. But he is faithful to do what he said, and so we can have faith in him.]

Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Luke 4:16-30 • June 17, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

Jesus' Early Miracles

Mark 1:21-45 • June 10, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ MARK 1:35-39 • Why did Jesus go to be alone? • Why was everyone looking for Jesus? • How did Jesus react to being interrupted? • In your own words, what was Jesus' purpose in coming to earth?

Jesus Called Disciples

Luke 5:1-11 • June 3, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ LUKE 5:1-11 - Why did Jesus tell them where to find fish? Why perform a miracle here? - In v.8, what was Simon Peter's response? Why did he respond like this? - What did Jesus mean that they would be "catching people"? - What are things we learn about Jesus in this passage? - What are things we learn about following Jesus in this passage? BONUS QUESTION Matthew and Mark report this happening by the Sea of Galilee, but Luke says it's at the Sea of Gennesaret. Who's right?