We aren’t always lovable people, yet God loves us. In turn we are asked to share that love with all who need it, regardless of any differences or even personal risk. Love your neighbor means acting like a neighbor.
Worship this week
NO SATURDAY WORSHIP THIS WEEK (due to a funeral at church)
Sunday morning worship with Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions this week:
The Good Samaritan March 5, 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: Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-42
Monday: The Lord’s Prayer and Persistence in Prayer, Luke 11:1-26
Tuesday: Jesus Criticizes Pharisees and Lawyers, Luke 11:27-54
Wednesday: Parable of the Rich Fool, Luke 12:1-21
Thursday: Do Not Worry, Luke 12:22-34
Friday: Be Alert, Luke 12:35-48
Saturday: Jesus the Cause of Division, Luke 12:49-59
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:36-37
It’s not always what we expect. Jesus proves this again and again as he encourages his followers to go beyond what they think they know to do, who they think they are called to serve, and strive for the intriguing “better part.”
- How does your community identify insiders and outsiders? How might your community look different if it judged on faith, service, and love, rather than wealth, culture, gender, or religious affiliation?
- How might you be a neighbor to someone this week? What will motivate you into action?
- Ask someone of a different religion about their faith. What do they believe? How does their faith shape their lives? Notice similarities and differences. Do more listening than talking.
PRAY: Holy God, Our time is limited on this journey. Give us wisdom to stop, listen, and learn, so that we might make the most of what you have given us, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God love and bless you and all people. Amen.