It is fitting that Jesus’ prayer uses bread to represent the needs of humanity. Food is one of the few universal human needs, which offers humanity opportunities daily to connect with one another over a meal. Do we receive, and share, our daily bread with thankful hearts?
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Give Us Each Day Our Daily Bread August 27-28, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Luke 11:2-4, Give Us Each Day Our Daily Bread
Monday, Exodus 16:1-36, Bread from Heaven
Tuesday, Deuteronomy 8:1-20, A Warning Not to Forget God
Wednesday, 1 Samuel 21:1-9, David and the Holy Bread
Thursday, Matthew 4:1-11, The Temptation of Jesus
Friday, Matthew 14:13-21, Feeding the Five Thousand
Saturday, Luke 24:13-25, The Walk of Emmaus
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
[Jesus said,] “Give us each day our daily bread.” Luke 2:3
- What is the importance of bread in each of these stories?
- What does it mean to receive “daily bread” from God? Other than bread, what are some things you cannot live without?
- Tell a story of a time you were hungry.
- Bake a loaf of bread from scratch. Look up a recipe online or use an old family. Take note of how long it takes, of how patience and persistence are required. Enjoy the time to use your hands and let your mind wander – meditate or pray as you bake. Share your bread with your family, friends, or even strangers.
PRAY: Provider of all, you have given all that is needed for life. Give us wisdom to choose what is good, and to share our abundance, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May God provide you with bread each and every day. Amen.