21st – 27th Feb 2010
this week we continue our Healthy Households series – there will be study groups also meeting on this theme from early March.
Sunday 21st Feb – Today we contemplate Jesus being ‘tempted’ in Luke 4:1-13. Read and re-read the passage several times. What ‘keeps grabbing’ your attention, why?
Monday 22nd Feb – what are the things you struggle with as ‘temptations’ in your life, in a quiet and safe place spend time naming them.
Tuesday 23rd Feb – What scripture readings help you when you are facing a temptation?
Wednesday 24th Feb – What strategies do you have to appropriately deal with your temptations? Scripture is one, what are some more…. Go through the temptations you named earlier in the week and think about specific strategies that might help in each instance.
Thursday 25th Feb – The temptations of Jesus comes in Luke’s gospel as part of his ‘preparing’ for ministry. Facing up to our temptations is also about moving beyond them to new/better attitudes/behaviours, what is a constructive ‘moving beyond’ step for you?
Friday 26th Feb – Talk with/email a member of your household/close friend today about your ‘moving beyond’ step, ask them to encourage you, remind you, support you over the next weeks and months as you seek to take such a step.
Saturday 27th Feb – Being the best you, you can be with faith & integrity was the theme for last Sunday’s message. How have you gone this past week, spend some time reflecting honestly how you went, both celebrate the successes and considering how you can do even better.
Also available at Kippax.org.au - Resources for Growing/ Daily Reflections/2010/Healthy Households
Prepared by Steve Coster (Care and Formation Minister ‘bloke) Kippax Uniting Church Jan2010.