Even though Jesus was doing good, people were resistant to his words and actions. How often do we resist when Jesus shows us the sin in our lives?
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Modified Traditional Worship
A modified traditional worship service; generally less than 45 minutes.
We gather in the chapel on the Front Street side of the building near Fourth Street
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
We gather in the main sanctuary for liturgical Lutheran worship,
accompanied by the pipe organ and featuring our excellent choir.
Sunday School, Adult study, Coffee & Fellowship
Led by our Praise Team, we share contemporary Christian music,
God’s Word and prayer in the main sanctuary.
Devotions for this week: Jesus and the Demoniac – January 26, 2020
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 89:1-4, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 8:23-33, Jesus casts out demons
Wednesday, Luke 8:31-41, Jesus casts out demons
Thursday, Luke 16:13-19, Jesus heals
Friday, Luke 9:37-47, Jesus heals a Boy
Saturday, Acts 14:4-14, Paul Heals
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“And when [Jesus] stepped out of the boat, immediately a man of the tombs with an unclean spirit met him. ” (Mark 5:2)
When with the Gerasenes, Jesus tried to help a man tormented by demons, but his efforts were met with fear and resistance. It seems only the demons knew that Jesus was the Son of God.
- Where do you see the influence of evil? Do demons exist, or is just a metaphor for other problems?
- Do you feel you’ve experienced evil? What did you do to fight it?
PRAY: Lord God, your power is greater than evil. Shake us from complacent acceptance of all that doesn’t work in our world, and visit us with your healing Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May you feel the love of Christ protecting you from evil!