Jesus says he is with us in unexpected places and people. Do we see the face of Jesus in the hungry, the lonely, and the hurting?
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
March 22, 2015 “Sheep and goats”
Jesus told this parable to help people see God in the faces of those we typically would not acknowledge; the hungry, thirsty, poor, naked, sick, and imprisoned. Jesus was intentional about indicating that we are expected to act. Our world has needs, and our actions are crucial to creating in this world an environment that more closely resembles the kingdom God intended for this world.
Read: Follow the parables and teachings of Jesus, as Jesus moved ever closer to the cross.
Sunday, Matthew 25:31-46, Last Judgment
Monday, Psalm 98:7-9, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 24:29-51, Teachings of Jesus
Wednesday, Matthew 25:14-30, Parables of Jesus
Thursday, Matthew 26:1-5, The Plot to Kill Jesus
Friday, Matthew 26:6-13, The Anointing at Bethany
Saturday, Matthew 26:14-16, Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
- How did the actions of Jesus and his disciples lead him toward the cross?
- What are some signs you observe in today’s culture that indicate we are in need of Jesus’ presence now more than ever? How would Jesus be received if he walked on the earth today?
- In what ways have you betrayed Jesus? How could you make a change so that Jesus is first in your life?
Do: Do one of the following this week: feed the hungry or thirsty, welcome a stranger, give clothing to those in need, visit someone who is sick or in prison. Notice how serving others affects you.
Bless: God who is found in the least of these, by your word, shape our hearts and vision to look for you in humble circumstance. Amen.