Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger discuss Episode 3 of The Chosen Season 2: “Matthew 4:24”. They highlight its depiction of Mary, recommend Scripture verses to pray with, and comment on the portrayal of Christ's humanity.
1. In Acts 1:14, Scripture points out that Mary was praying with the apostles. Ponder Mary’s familiarity with the disciples and imagine yourself with them. What can you share with Mary in prayer to foster your relationship with her?
2. Pray with Luke 2:24 and Leviticus 12:8. Have you pondered the poverty of the Holy Family? What is one way the Holy Spirit invites you to live a simpler life?
3. Pray with Romans 12:2. Our culture often belittles the truth or downplays the mind's importance, but the head and the heart are not meant to compete. How can you enable these two to work together?
4. Are you ever tempted to follow Jesus not because of who He is but what he does for you? Ask the Lord to purify your intentions.