Worship this week – Note special schedule!!
One worship service this weekend – 10:00 a.m. Sunday
Devotions for this Week :
Beginning of Good News December 27, 2015
I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. Mark 1:8
Mark’s gospel begins with a fiery preacher and a challenging message. No silent night here, no gift-bearing visitors. John the Baptist awaits his cousin, Jesus, by a stream in the wilderness. Temptations await Jesus on the other side. Soon, by the lakeshore, the divine call will be irresistible.
Read:Sunday, Mark 1:1-20, Beginning of Good News
Monday, Psalm 91:9-12
Tuesday, Malachi 3:1-7, The Coming Messenger
Wednesday, Isaiah 40:1-11, Comfort, Comfort
Thursday, Isaiah 44:1-8, God’s Blessing on Israel
Friday, Joel 2:28-29, God’s Spirit Poured Out
Saturday, Isaiah 42:1-9, The Servant, a Light to the Nations
How do these Old Testament readings tie into the gospel reading for Sunday?
Why do you think Jesus’ ministry began with his baptism? What does your baptism mean to you?
How do you make it known that Jesus is your savior? What could you do to make Christ known through the way you live your life?