Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of The Word Breaking Through the Silence
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Matthew 5:16 and Matthew 6:33

Week 32: Day 1

This week’s sermon, The Word Breaking Through the Silence, with Robby Gallaty, focuses on John 1:19-34. (Click HERE to download study notes for this week.)  We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week (Days 1, 3, and 5). Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Matthew 3-4

3:1 In those days John the Baptist came into the wilderness of Judea proclaiming, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3For he is the one about whom the prophet Isaiah had spoken: “The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.’” 4Now John wore clothing made from camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. 5Then people from Jerusalem, as well as all Judea and all the region around the Jordan, were going out to him, 6and he was baptizing them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins. 7But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8Therefore produce fruit that proves your repentance, 9and don’t think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! 10Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. 11“I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am—I am not worthy to carry his sandals! He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire!” 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John to be baptized by him in the Jordan River. 14But John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?” 15So Jesus replied to him, “Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John yielded to him. 16After Jesus was baptized, just as he was coming up out of the water, the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This is my one dear Son; in him I take great delight.” 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2After he fasted 40 days and 40 nights he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus said to him, “Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. 9And he said to him, “I will give you all these things if you throw yourself to the ground and worship me.” 10Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’” 11Then the devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to his needs. 12Now when Jesus heard that John had been imprisoned, he went into Galilee. 13While in Galilee, he moved from Nazareth to make his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled: 15“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way by the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— 16the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light,and on those who sit in the region and shadow of death a light has dawned.” 17From that time Jesus began to preach this message: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near!” 18As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). 19He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people!” 20They left their nets immediately and followed him. 21Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Then he called them. 22They immediately left the boat and their father and followed him. 23Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness among the people. 24So a report about him spread throughout Syria. People brought to him all who suffered with various illnesses and afflictions, those who had seizures, paralytics, and those possessed by demons, and he healed them. 25And large crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan River. (NET Bible)

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