Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Family Bible Study - Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2009 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Mark 9:38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your
name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said,
“Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon
afterward to speak evil of me. 40 Whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For truly I
tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of
Christ will by no means lose the reward. 42 “If any of you put a stumbling block
before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 44 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell., 46 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.

Questions for Discussion:
1. Sometimes we get angry because someone else has something we wish we
could have. Jesus’ friends got angry because some other people were doing
God’s work and they thought they were the only ones that should do it. What
should we think about people who do good deeds for God? (Hint: what did
Jesus say?)

2. Jesus says that whoever gives a cup of water to drink to a Christian will not
lose his reward. What is the reward that Jesus most wants to give to those who
do good in his name?

3. Jesus gets very graphic about what we need to do in approach to sin: we
need to cut it out of our lives. What are the various things you need to do to cut sin out of your life?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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