For a week in June four adults and sixteen youth weren’t in the church building, but we were the church. We gathered for meals, shared devotions, worship and prayer, but we also painted walls, organized donations, shared our time with children, adults, and the elderly of Indianapolis, and much more. This week in worship we’ll have a chance to hear from the mission trip participants at all three worship services. Come join us!
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall – Modified traditional worship
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship in Sanctuary (will move to air-conditioned fellowship hall if conditions dictate)
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary worship in Fellowship Hall.
Devotions for this week:
Jesus the Great High Priest – July 21, 2019
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, Hebrews 9:15-22, Mediator of a New Covenant
Tuesday, Hebrews 9:23-28, Christ’s Sacrifice
Wednesday, Hebrews 10:1-18, Christ’s Sacrifice
Thursday, Hebrews 10:19-25, Call to Perseverance
Friday, Hebrews 10:26-31, Call to Perseverance
Saturday, Hebrews 10:32-39, Call to Perseverance
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.” (Hebrews 4:14)
The High Priest was revered, but a good one was a humble servant of the people. Jesus served people to the point that he gave everything he had and everything he was for humanity’s redemption.
- Think of a leader you admire. Do they show humility? What is it like for someone in power to show vulnerability?
- Have you been called to be a leader in a situation? What did you learn about the temptation to use power over others? Were you able to be gracious?
- How does Jesus’ example show us what true leadership is?
PRAY: Compassionate Lord, you didn’t exalt yourself for you won sake, but sacrificed yourself on our behalf. Make us grateful for your gift and eager to serve the people whom you love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May you find power in the humble every day. Amen.