More than just the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, this weekend’s story asks us to consider how we are dealing with our days. Jesus tells the disciples not to panic, but to stay alert and make the most of the days we are given.
Worship this weekend:
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:
The end of the age March 12-13, 2016
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, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, End of the Age
Monday, Mark 13:9-13, Persecution Foretold
Tuesday, Mark 13:14-23, The Desolating Sacrilege
Wednesday, Mark 14:1-2, The Plot to Kill Jesus
Thursday, Mark 14:10-11, Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
Friday, Mark 15:1-5, Jesus before Pilate
Saturday, Mark 15:6-15, Pilate Hands Jesus over to Be Crucified
TALK: : Consider some of these ideas:
Across from the temple, great edifices and porticoes of stone, Jesus responded to yet another question from his disciples. “When will we see the end of all things?” No one knows, he says, and many will mistakenly attempt to declare the time, but a disciple’s priority is not to predict, but merely to stay alert.
- How do these stories take a dark turn? Why do you think so many were against Jesus?
- How are you prepared for the end of all things? How are you unprepared? How are you prepared to live a long, healthy life?
- What do you imagine the end of the age will be like? What will happen to the earth? To humanity?
PRAY: Spirit of life, inhabit our reflections, our actions, our hope. Guide us to understand all things in light of your great promises. Amen
BLESS: May God prepare your heart and mind for whatever is to come. Amen.