Read Luke 6.
There are so many things to notice in this one chapter. First, read this chapter together. Let each person share the things they notice.
Here are a few things I picked out. (Be sure you let everyone try to discover for themselves before sharing my list.)
- Jesus always answered with Scripture. We should KNOW Scripture.
- Jesus healed that man and the Pharisees were filled with rage. It was a good thing that Jesus did, but they were always looking for fault. They completely overlooked the good. You can see their motives-selfishness, pride, fear…
- Jesus continued all night in prayer to God.
- Jesus chose 12 disciples among many. Many had been following him, including the 12, but it was in this chapter that he singled them out.
- He healed them ALL.
- Verse 22 mentions “Blessed are you…when they exclude you. Do you feel excluded sometimes for your faith?
- Speck/plank – Do you ever find fault with someone, when you’re doing the same or worse? (verses 41-42)
Teach your children that when they study the Bible, they should read small sections (a chapter is a bit much for one sitting if you are really going to let it sink in.) Pick out the things you notice at first. Re-read it. Give yourself time to think about what you’re reading.
I recently read this line from author and speaker, Nancy Demoss, who writes, “After spending extended time doing personal meditation, I will pull out other commentaries to shed additional light on the subject.” (Reviveourhearts.com)
Make sure you give yourself and the Holy Spirit a chance to teach you straight from His Word. The Bible is truly alive and active! (Hebrews 4:12)