I AM Week 5: Day 1

Pray and read

Praise God for revealing himself by his word, and ask him to help you hear and respond to it with repentance and faith by his Spirit at work in you. Read John 7:1-13.

Explore

Why does Jesus stay in Galilee initially?

Why do his brothers want him to go to Judea? What does it reveal about their hearts?

Later, Jesus goes down to the festival, but in secret (v10). Why might he have changed his mind? Why might he have gone in secret? What might his going in secret reveal about his mission (in contrast to his disciples’ mission for him)?

The crowds in Judea are whispering about Jesus. What are they saying? Why do they keep their assessments of him secret?

Apply

Jesus mission runs counter to typical human desires. Where humans seek greatness and glory, Jesus seeks only the will of his Father, and so lays down his life.

Read Mark 10:35-45. How can you be a servant today, rather than pursuing your own glory?

Pray

Thank God that Jesus didn’t seek him own glory, but lay down his life for us.

Ask God to give you the attitude of a servant today.

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