The Reformation was not the first time God’s people found themselves divided. Human leaders are always fallible, but God continues to work renewal. As our young people are confirmed, we ask how each of us might be a part of God’s mission to rebuild broken communities and lives.
Worship this week:
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
Contemporary Worship – Confirmation Sunday
Led by our Praise Team, we share contemporary Christian music,
God’s Word and prayer in the main sanctuary.
Devotions for this week: A Divided Kingdom – October 26-27, 2019
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, 1 Kings12:18-24, Jeroboam reigns over Israel
Tuesday, 1 Kings 12:35-33, Jeroboam’s golden calves
Wednesday, 1 Kings 13:1-34, A man of God from Judah
Thursday, 1 Kings 14:1-20, Judgement on the House of Jeroboam
Friday, 1 Kings 14:21-31, Rehoboam reigns over Judah
Saturday, 1 Kings 16:24-34, Ahab reigns
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“When all Israel saw that the king would not listen to them, the people answered the king, ‘What share do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, O David.’ So Israel went away to their tents.” (1 Kings 12:16)
After Solomon’s death, Rehoboam and Jeroboam divided the tribes of Israel into two kingdoms. This division would alter the Jewish landscape forever.
- Everything that has happened made you who you are. Think of an earlier event that had a big impact on your life. How would life be different if it hadn’t happened?
- How can we learn to trust that God is still at work, when we can’t see how it fits together?
PRAY: O God, you know the greed and dishonesty which lives within our hearts. Humble us as Jesus was humble, and show us the way to true power. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
BLESS: In a very divided world, may you feel the wholeness God brings. Amen.