John’s disciples ask Jesus: “Are you the one?” That is still a question we must answer for ourselves. Who do we look to for hope and a future? At worship, and in life, we confess that Jesus is the one who restores life, brings hope, and can heal broken lives.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
More than a prophet February 12, 2017
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: More than a Prophet, Luke 7:18-35
Monday: Jairus’ Plea, Luke 8:40-42
Tuesday: A Woman Restored, Luke 43-44
Wednesday: A Woman Restored, Luke 45-48
Thursday: Jairus’ Daughter Healed, Luke 49-56
Friday: Jesus Sends Out Disciples, Luke 9:1-6
Saturday: Herod Hears of Jesus’ Healings, Luke 9:7-9
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
”What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’” Luke 7:26-27
Jesus and John were two cousins with a common purpose: not only in proclaiming, but also in acting to bring about the kingdom of God. They may suffer insults and opposition from the authorities, but that’s not enough to stop these two persistent prophets. John encouraged a lifestyle of humility, service, and repentance.
- Can we continue to work toward justice and peace as John did?
- If someone who didn’t know Jesus asked you about him, how would you describe him?
- Describe a favorite relationship you have with someone you love. Describe a relationship you have with someone that is challenging for you to love. What similarities and differences do you notice between the two?
PRAY: You have shown us your wisdom, O God, in your messengers. Make their proclamation our own: a world where all is restored and justice prevails. By the holy name of Christ, Amen.
BLESS: God bless you as you live your best life. Amen.