Blessing and Honor!! — This week at ELC

Rev 5 13bWhen it seems it is all hopeless, the presence of Christ, the lamb of God, brings new hope.  The time of weeping in Revelation gives way to a song of praise!

Worship this week with Holy Communion:

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:

The Scroll and the Lamb                                         August 20, 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 5:1-13, Scroll and Lamb

Monday, Revelation 5:14, Amen!

Tuesday, Revelation 6:9-17, Seven Seals

Wednesday, Revelation 7:1-8, 144,000 of Israel

Thursday, Revelation 8, Seventh Seal

Friday, Revelation 9, Seven Trumpets

Saturday, Revelation 10, Angel and Scroll

 TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Revelation 5:8)

 John’s secret message to the persecuted Christians continues as cryptically as before. Only now a familiar presence appears. The resurrected Lamb, worthy to reveal God’s message—can there be any doubt of his identity?

 Tell of a time you knew God was protecting you.

  • Wonder: Why did John use the image of the Lamb? What comes to mind when you read this text?

 PRAY: Living Christ, you are our hope when all hope has failed. Gather us under your wings of mercy, and renew your song of praise within our hearts. In your holy name, we pray, Amen.

BLESS:  May God hold you in God’s protection and care. Amen

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