Weekly Scripture Reading:
This Week’s Scripture Reading: John 3:1-17, Isaiah 6:1-8
Connection Points 5-27-18 (John 3:1-17 & Isaiah 6:1-8)
There are some things in life that are impossible for me to accomplish. Sure, go ahead and quote some motivational speaker or if you’re really daring the Bible to try and convince me that anything is possible if I work at it or just have enough faith. But it’s true – something things are impossible for me. For example, I will never grow wings, never run a mile in less than one minute, and I will never be good enough to earn God’s favor.
Did you catch the last thing I just mentioned? It’s true for you too. You will never earn God’s favor. Isaiah knew this and thought he would die because he was standing in the presence of a holy God. But Isaiah doesn’t die. Instead, God takes his sin away and then puts him to work. God does the same for you and me. He sends Jesus to take our sin away and to put us to work. Some things are impossible for us, but we have a God who does impossible things.
Connection Point Discussion Questions 5-27-18
- Read John 3:1-17 & Isaiah 6:1-8
- What questions did you have from the readings, sermon, or devotion?
- Both Nicodemus and Isaiah were struggling with things they thought were impossible. What were they?
- What types of things in life are impossible?
- Are there things in life that seem to be impossible when in reality they are not or shouldn’t be?
- It is impossible for sin and holiness to come together. How does God solve this problem?
- Once God takes our sin away, what does He do next for us or through us?