rich + rooted Sample Page

I have been asked by many to provide a sample page from my books.  I am always hesitant to do this, since it is impossible to capture the depth and wholeness of the book in a teensy sneak peek.  But for those of you curious as to how the lessons are formatted, here is small snippet for your review.  There are three lessons each week, along with a day focused on praying, almsgiving, feasting, and worshiping.  And there are prompts for each of those days of the week as well.  I hope that helps you visualize the concept of the journey.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to connect with me.  Thank you.

Excerpt from rich + rooted PASSOVER:

S T U D Y I N G   L O Y A L T Y

S Y M B O L

Rooster or Feather

H I S T O R Y

Jesus is Denied

V E R S E S

Matthew 26:34-35

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, Peter, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same.

R E F L E C T I O N

Jesus told Peter that he would deny Jesus at the Last Supper. Peter insisted he would never deny Jesus. Before Jesus was arrested, He went to pray in the garden. There, Jesus urged Peter to stay awake and spend time in prayer, because although his spirit was willing, his flesh was weak. But Peter was exhausted, and fell asleep. As Jesus predicted, when the time had come, Peter’s fear and weakness overcame him, and he denied Jesus three times. Peter learned a very important lesson from this and went on to teach us all, exhorting us in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be on the alert, because your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Jesus loved Peter, even though He knew His love would be rejected as Peter denied Him. Jesus is loyal. He loves His friends, even in their dysfunction and doubt. He is a faithful friend.

C O P Y W O R K

Your love is loyal,

More faithful than

the rising sun,

This grace for me,

I can’t outrun.

A C T I V I T Y

  1. Go on a nature walk
  2. Collect found feathers
  3. Clean the feathers
  4. Place them in a jar.
  5. Discuss, Do you think after Peter’s denial, when he saw feathers, or heard a rooster crow, he remembered his actions? When he remembered, do you think he felt guilty or do you think he felt free? Romans 8:1 tells us “There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” Guilt is a consequence of unconfessed sin. God can use it to warn us that we have a sin problem. But, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. Jesus reassures us, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36. When we see these feathers, let us think of how when we confess our sin to God, we can live in freedom, experiencing and enjoying the loyal love of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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