…and each Sunday until Easter, churches around the world will be ringing their bells. Citizens are encouraged to light a candle in their window…..JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”.
Lenten Readings Week 5:
The Kingdom of God is present and yet to come
Sunday: Read Psalm 130
Monday: Read Matthew 24, focus on Matthew 24:15-28
Tuesday: Read Matthew 24, focus on Matthew 24:45-51
Wednesday: Read Matthew 25, focus on 25:14-30
Thursday: Read Matthew 25, focus on Matthew 25:31-46
Friday: Read Matthew 26:1-13, focus on Matthew 26:1-13
Saturday: Read Matthew 26:14-Matthew 27:66
”Faith is like a small window through which you can see a vast landscape, the landscape in question is the sovereign power of the creator God and the overwhelming glory of Jesus himself.
We stand at the window doing our best to wipe it clean from the condensation of our own unbelieving breath, and holding on, as we do so, to those for whom we want to pray.” N.T. Wright – Lent for Everyone
Week 4: God is sovereign in the Kingdom
Sunday: Read Psalm 23
Monday: Read Matthew 19, focus on Matthew 19:16-26
Tuesday: Read Matthew 20, focus on Matthew 20:1-16
Wednesday: Read Matthew 21:1-22, focus on Matthew 21:1-17
Thursday: Read Matthew 21:23-46, focus on Matthew 21:33-45
Friday: Read Matthew 22, focus on Matthew 22:1-14
Saturday: Read Matthew 23, focus on 23:29-39
We may not be meeting together but we can certainly continue on with our story in the Resurrection Eggs. This week we have……
Dark Green Resurrection Egg.
I wonder why we have a whip in one of the resurrection eggs. While Jesus was praying in the garden the people who wanted to kill him took him as their prisoner. Jesus hadn’t done anything wrong but the people who wanted to kill him were afraid of losing power. Jesus was whipped and it hurt him so much that he bled.
Yellow Resurrection Egg.
You would wonder what a rooster has to do with the Easter story. Peter was one of Jesus closest friends. He promised that no matter how dangerous it got he would always stand by Jesus. But Jesus knew that sometimes, when we are afraid or we realize we might be in danger ourselves that we forget to keep our promises. Jesus was sad to know, that before morning came and the rooster crowed, Peter would say he didn’t even know Jesus. This made Jesus and Peter very sad. And Peter was very sorry for not standing by Jesus.
Did you know that don’t be afraid is the most frequently repeated command in the whole bible? Something we need to remind ourselves in our worrying & frantic world. N.T. Wright, Lent for Everyone
Week 3: What does it mean to be Kingdom people
Sunday: Read Psalm 95
Monday: Read Matthew 14, focus on Matthew 14:22-33
Tuesday: Read Matthew 15:1-20, focus on Matthew 15:1-9
Wednesday: Read Matthew 15:21-38, focus on Matthew 15:21-28
Thursday: Read Matthew 16, focus on Matthew 16:21-28
Friday: Read Matthew 17, focus on Matthew 17:14-20
Saturday: Read Matthew 18, focus on Matthew 18:21-35
Cancelled until further notice. COVID-19 will keep us from meeting but we will continue our daily devotions. During this stressful time remember to give your problems to God.