Lesson 10 -- second quarter 2011
May 8, 2011
"The people...were greatly amazed" -- Why? And what (if anything) amazes people about me?
"Thy disciples...could not" -- Why not? And did Jesus expect better of them? More importantly, what of God's assigned work am I not able to do? And what's the solution?
"O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you?" -- I want Jesus with me as long as I need Him!
"Have compassion on us, and help us" -- not on my merits, but on Christ's alone. How sharp and everpresent is my awareness of my need of His compassion and help?
"All things are possible to him that believeth" -- Too often my faith struggles to believe the fullness of that applies even to me. Am I prone to surrender my unbelief to God or to wallow miserably in it? "I believe; help thou mine unbelief."
"Enter no more into him" -- Free indeed!
Why should I fast?
This concludes my comments based on the alternate lesson developed by Christian Light Publications. To read my comments on the passage for the International Bible Study, click here: Communicating Through Symbols.