Looking forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday.
We gather at 5:00 p.m. Saturday in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Bible Study/Coffee and Donuts
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Other upcoming events: Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. Christ in the World Ahead – a conversation for high school youth and adults with Judge Micheal Rosborough “The Law & You”
Thursday, February 7th – Rock and Worship Road Show at Alliant Energy Center – Bus leaves ELC at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $15.
This Week’s story for worship: Jesus’ Disciples Pluck Grain on the Sabbath
January 27, 2013
Key Verses: “Then [Jesus] said to them, ‘The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.’” Luke 6:5
Time: 27-30 C.E.
Since Last Week: Jesus continued to heal and teach. Some of the leaders were becoming angry, believing Jesus was teaching contrary to their scriptures and traditions. Jesus had the audacity to forgive sins (which only God could or should do), and to consort with tax collectors and sinners.
Background: Jesus allowed his disciples to pluck grain, and then himself healed a man, on the Sabbath. Both actions were against the law. Jesus tried to show the people that the Sabbath was created to serve people, rather than people to serve the Sabbath. They did not understand, and continued to grow in their anger.
Community: What laws in your community have been created to serve people? What laws have been created for people to serve? Where are freedoms limited and where are they granted? What might you do to ensure freedom to all?
At Home: When and for what have you been forgiven? Was forgiveness offered unconditionally or with limitations? Have you let go of the burden of guilt or shame? How might you let go of shame and live in the unconditional forgiveness of Jesus?
Read This Week:
Monday: Jesus Teaches and Heals, Luke 6:17-26
Tuesday: Love for Enemies, Luke 6:27-42
Wednesday: A Tree and Its Fruit, Luke 6:43-49
Thursday: Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant, Luke 7:1-10
Friday: Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son, Luke 7:11-17
Saturday: Messengers from John the Baptist, Luke 7:18-35
Next Week: A Sinful Woman Weeps at Jesus’ Feet, Luke 7:36-50