THE SON OF MAN: A Reading Plan

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Reflect on the Word this month with this reading plan based on ‘the Son of Man’ in the Gospels.

Questions for your reflection:

1. What does this passage teach about Jesus, the Son of Man?

2. What does this passage teach about us?

3. How will I obey this passage this week?

4. Who can I share this message with?

 

Part 1: Who is the Son of Man?

Jesus’ favorite title for himself in the Gospels is ‘the Son of Man.’ But what does it mean? When we see Jesus in light of the story of God (Dan 7:13-14), we see there’s more to this Man than meets the eye.

April 7: Matthew 8:18-22

April 8: Matthew 9:1-8

April 9: Matthew 11:1-19

April 10: Matthew 12:1-8, 22-32

April 11: Luke 19:1-10

April 12: John 1:43-51

April 13: John 6:26-27, 53-58, 61-65

Part 2: Ransom for Many

At the heart of this amazing title is a paradox. It appears to be glorious. Yet Jesus reveals to us that true glory is through humility, service… and suffering.

April 14: Matthew 16:13-23

April 15: Matthew 17:1-13

April 16: Matthew 17:22-23; 12:38-42

April 17: Matthew 20:18-28

April 18: Matthew 26:1-75

April 19: Matthew 27:1-56

April 20: Matthew 27:57-66

 

Part 3: Rise

According to the prophets, the suffering one will be vindicated and exalted to God’s right hand. And when he is, he will usher in God’s eternal kingdom.

April 21: Luke 24:1-12

April 22: Matthew 13:36-43

April 23: Matthew 16:24-28

April 24: Luke 21:20-28

April 25: John 3:13-15; 8:28-30

April 26: John 12:20-36

April 27: John 13:31-35

 

Part 4: Return

The Son of Man will one day bring God’s kingdom in full, never to pass away or be destroyed. All will stand to answer at his judgment seat.

April 28: Matthew 19:16-30

April 29: Matthew 24:15-31

April 30: Matthew 24:36-44

May 1:  Matthew 25:31-46

May 2: Luke 18:1-8; 21:34-36

May 3: John 5:25-29

May 4: John 9:35-39

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