We can feel isolated because of illness, attitudes, or circumstances. Which is harder to heal – a broken body or a broken spirit? I think the reality is that the two are too closely tied to separate. There is no way for an illness or injury to occur without affecting the spirit. In this week’s stories Jesus addresses both. What is broken in your life that you can bring for healing?
Worship this week with Holy Communion –
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Zacchaeus April 2, 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: Zacchaeus, Luke 18:31 – 19:10
Monday: Parable of the Ten Pounds, Luke 19:11-28
Tuesday: Jesus Cleanses the Temple, Luke 19:45- 20:8
Wednesday: Parable of Wicked Tenants, Luke 20:9-19
Thursday: Jesus is Questioned, Luke 20:20-47
Friday: The Widow’s Offering, Luke 21:1-19
Saturday: Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold, Luke 21:20-38
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
No sight? No height? No problem. Jesus has a way of finding those who truly seek his attention. And as we should have learned by now, even a brief encounter with the Son of God has the power to transform a life forever. Jesus can heal bodies and spirits, and often does both at the same time.
- Why do you think Jesus is drawn to the underdogs?
- Who in your community has fallen from grace? How might they be restored? What part can you play in lifting up those who have fallen?
- How focused are you on fairness? Could you give more than is fair? How might such generosity change you? How might it change the ones to whom you give?
PRAY: God of mercy and compassion, you never neglect your children in need. So bless us with your healing presence that we might remain by your side on this road of sorrows. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
BLESS: Jesus heals bodies and spirits. May Jesus heal yours. Amen.