Think About It Another Way

— Michelle Avery, Editorial Assistant.

Sometimes we hear a verse or illustration so many times it no longer means anything to us. Try to think about these familiar passages in a different way.

In Luke 12:6-7, sparrows illustrate something small and insignificant. Do you know anyone that seems insignificant? How can you be sure he is significant to God?

According to I Corinthians 6:15-20, your body compares to the Temple of God. So what is the altar? How do you worship in the outer court?

Psalm 145:1-9 praises God for the kind things He does. Has anything inexplicably good ever happened to you (v. 3)?

Peace is spoken of in John 14:23-27. What is the world’s idea of peace? What is the biblical idea? How are they alike and different?

Matthew 18:12-14 tells the story of an unsatisfied shepherd. Why is God not satisfied with His ninety-nine sheep?

A familiar sight is presented in I Peter 1:17-25. The Jews in Jesus’ day very easily understood the concept of a sacrificial lamb. How could you explain such an act with a real-life present-day illustration?

Hebrews 2:5-8 tells us something we too often forget. What makes you only a “little lower” than heavenly beings? How has God crowned you with glory and honor?

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