Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Treasure in Clay Jars June 4-5, 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, 2 Corinthians 4:1-15, Treasure in Clay Jars
Monday, Colossians 1:15-23, The Supremacy of Christ
Tuesday, Genesis 1:1 – 2:4, Creation
Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, Proclaiming Christ Crucified
Thursday, Hebrews 13:1-19, Service Well-Pleasing to God
Friday, Galatians 6:11-18, Final Admonitions and Benediction
Saturday, Romans 8:31-39, God’s Love in Christ Jesus
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.”
2 Corinthians 4:7
Paul builds up the Corinthians, motivating them to persevere in the zeal of their mission. We may be imperfect, damaged, downtrodden – but never destroyed. For we possess the one thing which cannot be suppressed: the life of Jesus.
- What does it mean to you that “we have this treasure in clay jars”? What is the treasure? What is the clay jar?
- How does God’s power work in and through your life? Tell a story of a time you felt God’s power within you.
- Try this: Get a chunk of clay from a craft store. Create something that reminds you that God values you enough to store God’s treasure within you. Display your artwork somewhere that you can be reminded daily that you are valuable to God.
PRAY: Creator of all, you have made us fragile, yet unbreakable in your trustworthy hands. Give us good courage to persevere in your mission, with Christ always alive in us. Amen.
BLESS: May God fill you with God’s power and treasure. Amen.