Entries by Living Faith Ministry

Week Three|Tuesday

Dream of Your Ideal Church Start: Where Friday we began an exercise where you imagined starting a new church. Go back and reread your thoughts about why. Revise your notes as you feel led. Now we will imagine where. Where do you hope to plant the church and why? Do some demographic work in the […]

Week Three|Monday

Read Luke 5:12-15. The context of the text is Jesus stepping outside of the religious and societal boundaries to bring healing touch to a leprous man. Follow the process for Sacred Scripture Reading. Write down your immediate reactions to the text, as well as how this text relates to the current chapter of your faith […]

Week Two|Friday

Dream of Your Ideal Church Start What if we were not discerning a direction for an existing church, but discerning the shape of a brand new church? What is their was not past record of “success” or “failures?” What if all options were on the table and we were fully open to God’s dream for […]

Week Two|Thursday

A Conversation with Peter Monday you read Matthew 9:35-38 and yesterday you read Acts 2:38-47. In Matthew Jesus is healing and tells his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” In Acts Peter, one of Jesus’ closest […]

Week Two|Wednesday

  Read Acts 2:38-47 Spend some time in silent prayer and meditation over this passage. (Guide to Sacred Scripture Reading is here.) Write down your initial thoughts about this passage.   Pray about the following questions one at a time: 1. Incorporating your ideas about yesterday’s video, why do we do what we do as […]

Week Two|Monday

Watch this video of Fr.James Martin, S.J. describing prayerful scripture reading. Read Matthew 9:35-38 The context of the text is the very heart of Jesus’ public ministry: seeing brokenness, making it whole, and commissioning the disciples to do the same. Read this passage prayerfully and meditate on the following questions: What does the text say? […]

Week One|Friday

We continue down this path. One foot in front of the other. As we close out these weekdays, spend several minutes reflecting on each these questions one at a time. If you are meeting with your household, share your thoughts with one another. This week we have reflected on discernment. How would you define discernment? […]

Week One|Thursday

After Paul was prevented from entering Bithynia, we are told in Acts 16:9 that, “During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’” After this Paul decided he should go and preach in Macedonia instead of Bithynia. Consider each of these […]

Week One|Wednesday

In Acts 16:7-8 we read, “When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.” Take time to pray about each of these questions individually. If you are with your household, discuss […]