Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of The Life of a Disciple
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Mark 10:45 and John 6:37

Week 34: Day 3

Please watch the second part of The Life of a Disciple today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Luke 15-16

15:1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the experts in the law were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So Jesus told them this parable: 4“Which one of you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go look for the one that is lost until he finds it? 5Then when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6Returning home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, telling them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent. 8“Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it? 9Then when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.” 11Then Jesus said, “A man had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that will belong to me.’ So he divided his assets between them. 13After a few days, the younger son gathered together all he had and left on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth with a wild lifestyle. 14Then after he had spent everything, a severe famine took place in that country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and worked for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He was longing to eat the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have food enough to spare, but here I am dying from hunger! 18I will get up and go to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired workers.”’ 20So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way from home his father saw him, and his heart went out to him; he ran and hugged his son and kissed him. 21Then his son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22But the father said to his slaves, ‘Hurry! Bring the best robe, and put it on him! Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet! 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it! Let us eat and celebrate, 24because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again—he was lost and is found!’ So they began to celebrate. 25“Now his older son was in the field. As he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26So he called one of the slaves and asked what was happening. 27The slave replied, ‘Your brother has returned, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he got his son back safe and sound.’ 28But the older son became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and appealed to him, 29but he answered his father, ‘Look! These many years I have worked like a slave for you, and I never disobeyed your commands. Yet you never gave me even a goat so that I could celebrate with my friends! 30But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and everything that belongs to me is yours. 32It was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost and is found.’” 16:1 Jesus also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who was informed of accusations that his manager was wasting his assets. 2So he called the manager in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Turn in the account of your administration, because you can no longer be my manager.’ 3Then the manager said to himself, ‘What should I do, since my master is taking my position away from me? I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m too ashamed to beg. 4I know what to do so that when I am put out of management, people will welcome me into their homes.’ 5So he contacted his master’s debtors one by one. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6The man replied, ‘100 measures of olive oil.’ The manager said to him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and write 50.’ 7Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ The second man replied, ‘100 measures of wheat.’ The manager said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write 80.’ 8The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their contemporaries than the people of light. 9And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out, you will be welcomed into the eternal homes. 10“The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11If then you haven’t been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches? 12And if you haven’t been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you your own? 13No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” 14The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed him. 15But Jesus said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in men’s eyes, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God’s sight. 16“The law and the prophets were in force until John; since then, the good news of the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is urged to enter it. 17But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tiny stroke of a letter in the law to become void. 18“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. 19“There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores, 21who longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. In addition, the dogs came and licked his sores. 22“Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23And in Hades, as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. 24So he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue because I am in anguish in this fire.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. 26Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 27So the rich man said, ‘Then I beg you, father—send Lazarus to my father’s house 28(for I have five brothers) to warn them so that they don’t come into this place of torment.’ 29But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to them.’ 30Then the rich man said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31He replied to him, ‘If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” (NET Bible)

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