Jesus continues showing his illustrations of God’s kingdom. This time, it’s foolish vs. wise bridesmaids. Will you be prepared when the critical moment arrives, or will you let it slip away?
Worship this week: Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week: Parable of the Bridesmaids
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Psalm 43:3-4, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 22:15-33, Questions for Jesus
Wednesday, Matthew 22:34-46, The Greatest Commandment
Thursday, Matthew 23:1-36, Woes
Friday, Matthew 23:37-39, Lament over Jerusalem
Saturday, Matthew 24:1-28, Teachings of Jesus
(Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.)
TALK: “Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. ” (Matthew 25:13)
Jesus continues showing his illustrations of God’s kingdom. Will we be watchful to use the time allotted to us faithfully?
- Do people live as if Jesus might return any day? How might your community look different if people behaved as if Jesus was on his way?
- What is one thing you can change about your routine or behaviors so that you are behaving as if Jesus was going to return at any moment?
- For the littles: Is waiting easy or hard? Why? Jesus can give us patience as we wait.
PRAY: O Lord, you bid us stay alert and active in the work of your kingdom. Keep us focused on things which matter, awaiting your return with eagerness and longing. Through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
BLESS: May God grant you patience. Amen.