Do we move through this world with the same urgency to complete God’s work as Jesus calls us to do? Perhaps our priorities are not as aligned with Jesus’ as we would like to believe.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship 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:
Lament over Jerusalem March 12, 2017
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: Tower in Siloam, Luke 13:1-9, 31-35
Monday: Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman, Luke 13:10-17
Tuesday: Parables, Luke 13:18-30
Wednesday: Jesus Heals a Man with Dropsy, Luke 14:1-6
Thursday: Parable of a Wedding Banquet, Luke 14:7-14
Friday: Parable of a Great Dinner, Luke 14:15-24
Saturday: The Cost of Discipleship, Luke 14:25-35
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Luke 13:34
The question of suffering is an ancient one. But Jesus won’t allow victims of tragedy to be blamed for their own misfortune, even if that was (and still is) a tempting explanation. Instead he asks just what are we choosing to do with the precious time we have left?
- How do you and your community distinguish “good” people from “bad” people? Are your assessments accurate? Are there sins that are unforgivable? How might God respond to those sins and those sinners?
- How do you measure your own goodness? Are there sins you need to confess to God? Are there sins God has already forgiven that you need to let go?
PRAY: Loving Lord, You long to gather us under your wings. Let us not reject you, too caught up in in our own lives to recognize the opportunity for repentance and the gift of your grace. Amen.
BLESS: May God forgive and cleanse you from carrying the burden of your sin. Amen.