Ash Wednesday Worship – 11:00 a.m. in fellowship hall — followed by soup and sandwich lunch
7:30 p.m. in sanctuary — preceded by potluck meal at 6:00 p.m.
Our Theme for the Day:
Jesus Sets His Face Toward Jerusalem
February 13, 2013
Key Verse: “As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’” Luke 9:57-58
Time: 30 C.E.
Since Last Week: Jesus knew his time on earth was coming to an end. After three years of ministry, he finally turned his face toward Jerusalem, toward death on a cross.
Background: Jesus told his followers that the Son of Man would have to die, but none of them understood what he meant until after his resurrection. He indicated that following him would be dangerous. It might even cost them their lives. Even today, following Jesus can come at a high cost.
Community: In what ways might Jesus be speaking to your community of faith? Are Jesus’ words clear or difficult to understand? How might you listen and follow more intently?
At Home: What are you willing to give, do, or sacrifice in order to follow Jesus? What could you give up or do this Lent to remind yourself to listen to Jesus?
Read This Week:
Monday: Who Is Greatest, Luke 9:46-48
Tuesday: Whoever Is Not Against You Is For You, Luke 9:49-50
Ash Wednesday: Jesus Sets His Face Toward Jerusalem, Luke 9:51-62
Thursday: Mission of the Seventy, Luke 10:1-12
Friday: Woes to Unrepentant Cities, Luke 10:13-16
Saturday: Seventy Return and Jesus Rejoices, Luke 10:17-24
Next Week: Parable: The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-42