Week four: Testimony

Preparation

  • Recite or sing/chant Psalms 130 and 131 (I suggest you memorize these two Psalms)
  • Moment of Silence 

Presence (through the Scripture)

  • Psalm reading (select from below):
    • Morning: Psalm 4
    • Noon: Psalm 56
    • Vespers: Psalm 106:24-31
    • Night: Psalm 123
  • Moment of silence
  • Scripture readings
    • Monday: John 5:16-30
    • Tuesday: John 5:31-47
    • Wednesday: John 7:25-52
    • Thursday: John 8:12-30
    • Friday: John 8:48-59
  • Moment of silence

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling and silent reflection
  • Close with the “Lord’s Prayer” 

Practice

In your journal take a few minutes and describe just who Jesus is from your point of view. How would you describe him? What do you believe he says about himself? From your readings, what does the gospel of John say about him?

At your supper table (or any meal with your immediate family) share what you believe about Jesus. Explain just how you view him. Be certain to use words that will communicate with your children (if they are younger). From this conversation think through how you would share these thoughts with a friend or a co-worker.

This week, initiate a conversation with a friend who is either a non-Christian or someone about whose views about Jesus you are not certain. Ask him or her what is their take on Jesus. Spend most of your time listening. You can share what you’ve been discovering in your readings of John.

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About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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