What is truth? (or better – Who is?) This week at ELC

John 18 38

When questioned about truth, Pilate and Jesus cannot seem to agree.   Who do you listen to when determining what is truth?  Which kingdom holds the future?

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:  Jesus and Pilate — March 11, 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 18:28-40, Jesus and Pilate

Monday, John 12:36-43, The Unbelief of the People

Tuesday, John 12:44-50, Summary of Jesus’ Teaching

Wednesday, John 13:18-30, Jesus Foretells His Betrayal

Thursday, John 13:31-35, The New Commandment

Friday, John 13:36-38, Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

Saturday, John 14:1-14, Jesus the Way to the Father

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” (John 18:38)

 Every encounter with Jesus is unforgettable, and Pilate’s is no exception. However, his questions are not those of an inquiring disciple, but of one who holds authority over Jesus’ very life.

 Tell of a time you weren’t sure what you were hearing was the truth or lies. How did you discern the truth?

  • Wonder: Did Pilate believe Jesus was a king? Do you?
  • Make a list of your top 5 values. Think of someone whose values differ from yours. How do your values shape what you perceive as truth?

 PRAY: God of all truth, your thoughts are well beyond our own. Challenge us to look beyond our narrow assumptions, into a wider vision of how the world could be. For the sake of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 BLESS:  May God speak truth to you. Amen.

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