Online Daily Devotionals
For the past several years, Ginghamsburg Church has produced the Transformational Journal (The TJ) as a tool to grow our church family in God's word. In 2013, Ginghamsburg will sharpen its discipleship focus and better equip individuals exactly where they are on their spiritual journey. Although, Ginghamsburg will no longer produce a weekly TJ, these new devotionals offer a range of reading plans tailored to where you are in your faith walk.
For the week starting August 03, 2014
Jonah Chapter 4
We love being on the receiving end of grace, but when called on to extend grace to others it’s a twisted plot. The truth we find in Jonah chapter 4 is that GRACE – when lived out in real life – will shake us to the core. It’s not natural, it’s not logical but it’s truly how God imposes to move into the world today.
Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
Day 1: Read Jonah 4
What does Jonah say was the reason why he didn’t want to go to Nineveh in the first place? How can you relate? What is the deal with the plant? What point was God trying to make?
Day 2: Read Matthew 18:21-35
What is the point of the parable? How does it relate to Jonah? What does it teach us about God’s grace?
Day 3: Read 1 Samuel 24
Why didn’t David kill Saul when he had the chance? What can we learn from David’s example about grace?
Day 4: Read Acts 7
In what ways does Stephen remind you of Jesus? How does this passage challenge you? How does it encourage you?
Day 5: Read 2 Kings 5
What can we learn about God’s grace from this story? Think about it from all of the various angles—the servant girl, Naaman and Elisha. With whom do you relate to the most? Why?
Day 6: Read 1 John 3:11-24
What does this passage say about the relationship between our connection with God and our connection with one another? Why is it so dangerous for us to refuse extending grace to other people?
Day 7: Read Jonah 4
The book of Jonah ends with a question, which means that it is inviting us to think about how its message will change the way we live. How would you sum up the meaning of the book in one sentence? What is one specific and concrete way the message of Jonah is going to change the way you live?