Love for all the world … This week at ELC

john 3 16b
Jesus challenges Nicodemus to see that God’s love is much bigger than he had imagined, and that living in that love would make all the difference.

Worship this week:

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:30 a.m.  – Sunday School, Adult Bible Study and Fellowship

10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:

Nicodemus, John 3:1-21  –  January 28, 2018

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, John 3:1-21, Nicodemus

Monday, John 3:22-30, Jesus and John the Baptist

Tuesday, John 3:31-36, The One Who Comes from Heaven

Wednesday, Psalm 139:1-6, The Inescapable God

Thursday, Psalm 139:7-12, The Inescapable God

Friday, Psalm 139:13-18, The Inescapable God

Saturday, Psalm 139:19-24, The Inescapable God

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” (John 3:3)

 A Jewish leader seeks Jesus under cover of night to ask him the questions which plague his mind, safe from the criticism of his colleagues. What he gets is an education in keeping things hidden.

  • In baptism, we die to the old self to be born anew.
  • What needs to die within you so that God can create new life there?
  • Wonder: What would I ask Jesus if I could meet him in the middle of the night?

PRAY: Light of the World, nothing can be hidden from you. Shed light on all the corners of our lives, and make us honest to bring our whole selves to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 BLESS:  May God give you new life. Amen.

 

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