Question of the Week
Based on each Sunday’s Scripture readings, your “Question of the Week” offers opportunities for deeper reflection and faith-sharing. Make the “Question of the Week” your starting point in for small group faith-sharing, family prayer time, and daily reflection.
Basado en las lecturas de la Escritura de cada domingo, su “Pregunta de la Semana” ofrece oportunidades de reflexión más profunda y compartimiento de la fe. Haga la “Pregunta de la Semana” su punto de partida en para el compartimiento de la fe del grupo pequeño, tiempo del rezo de la familia y reflexión diaria.
Living Our Faith
10-15-2017Question of the Week
- Reading I: Isaiah 25:6-10 (a feast for all peoples)
- Reading II: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 (generosity)
- Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14 (the wedding banquet)
- Key Passage: Jesus said, "Many are invited, but few are chosen." (Matthew 22:14)
- Adult: How do you translate your faith into the work of the Reign of God?
- Child: What three things can you do this week to show that you are a follower of Jesus?
Dealing with Injustice
10-08-2017Question of the Week
- Reading I:Isaiah 5:1-7 (the vineyard song)
- Reading II: Philippians 4:6-9 (joy and peace in Christ)
- Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43 (parable of the tenants)
- Key Passage: Jesus said, "Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit." (Matthew 21:43)
- Adult: How have you used your talents and abilities well for the Reign of God?
- Child: What can you do in your week to help the love of God grow in the world?
The Challenge to Forgive
10-01-2017Question of the Week
- Reading I:Ezekiel 18:25-28 (personal responsibility)
- Reading II:Philippians 2:1-11 (imitating the humility of Christ)
- Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32 (parable of the two sons)
- Key Passage: A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, "Son, go and work in the vineyard today." He answered, "I will not"; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, "I go, sir"; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father? They said, "The first." (Matthew 21:28–31)
- Adult: When have your actions not measured up to your promises? What was the outcome?
- Child: Why is it important to follow through on your promises to others?
09-24-2017Question of the Week
- Reading I:Isaiah 55:6-9 (seeking the Lord)
- Reading II: Philippians 1:20-24, 27 (spreading the gospel)
- Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16 (the laborers in the vineyard)
- Key Passage: [The landowner] said "Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?" (Matthew 20:14–15)
- Adult: What lessons do you draw from today's Gospel? How has God been generous to you in this way?
- Child: Who is generous to you, even when you do not always deserve it?
Helping Others Grow
09-10-2017Question of the Week
- Reading I: Ezekiel 33:7-9 (the Prophet a watchman)
- Reading II: Romans 13:8-10 (love fulfills the Law)
- Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20 (fraternal correction)
- Key Passage: Jesus said, "If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone." (Matthew 18:15)
- Adult: How have you been able to follow Christ more closely because others patiently loved you?
- Child: How can you help another person do the right thing?
Come, follow me
09-03-2017Question of the Week
- Reading I: Jeremiah 20:7-9 (Jeremiah's interior crisis)
- Reading II:Romans 12:1-2 (sacrifice of body and mind)
- Gospel:Matthew 16:21-27 (first prophecy of passion and resurrection; doctrine of the cross)
- Key Passage: Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." (Matthew 16:24)
- Adult: In what concrete ways do you take up your cross and follow Jesus?
- Child: When has it been difficult to be a follower of Jesus?