Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. modified traditional worship in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. traditional worship
10:00 a.m. contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
Joy & Hope Amid Sorrow August 13, 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, Revelation 4:1-11, Joy and Hope Amid Sorrow
Monday, Revelation 1:1-8, Introduction
Tuesday, Revelation 1:9-20, A Vision of Christ
Wednesday, Revelation 2:1-11, Message to Ephesus, Smyrna
Thursday, Revelation 2:12-29, Message to Pergamum, Thyatira
Friday, Revelation 3:1-13, Message to Sardis, Philadelphia
Saturday, Revelation 3:14-22, Message to Laodicea
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and inside. Day and night without ceasing they sing, “Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come.” (Revelation 4:8)
The writer of Revelation so well cloaked his letter to the early Christians in bizarre imagery, it seems he was destined to be misunderstood. But the message is clear: God’s power transcends everything; there is nothing to fear.
- Tell of a time you felt sorrow or grief. Describe a light you found, even in the midst of your darkness.
- Wonder: If this story in Revelation was made into a movie, who would play the roles? What might the characters look like? The sets?
PRAY: Heavenly Creator, we live in a world of increasing confusion and mixed messages. Show us clearly the path that you have set, the way that leads to you alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God bring joy and hope amid sorrow. Amen.