“I Sacrifice It Voluntarily…”

Thank you for joining us on this journey of scriptural reflection.  We are working on preparing our hearts for Lent.  Our instructions are:

1.  Read the scripture 

2.  Think about the overall meaning of it.

3.  Pray and ask God to reveal what the meaning is for you.

4.  Contemplate how you might respond to God’s message in this scripture.

5.  Record your thoughts.

If you need further explanation of our process, please feel free to look back at our previous post, “Who Are You Lord?”

Be Blessed!

 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,  just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.  I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.

 “The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again.  No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily.”  – John 10:14-18

“One Angry Savior…”

Thank you for joining us on this journey of scriptural reflection.  We are working on preparing our hearts for Lent.  Our instructions are:

1.  Read the scripture 

2.  Think about the overall meaning of it.

3.  Pray and ask God to reveal what the meaning is for you.

4.  Contemplate how you might respond to God’s message in this scripture.

5.  Record your thoughts.

If you need further explanation of our process, please feel free to look back at our previous post, “Who Are You Lord?”

Be Blessed!

“Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves.  He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!”

– Matthew 21:12-13

“And He Will Be Called…”

Thank you for joining us on this journey of scriptural reflection.  We are working on preparing our hearts for Lent.  Our instructions are:

1.  Read the scripture 

2.  Think about the overall meaning of it.

3.  Pray and ask God to reveal what the meaning is for you.

4.  Contemplate how you might respond to God’s message in this scripture.

5.  Record your thoughts.

If you need further explanation of our process, please feel free to look back at our previous post, “Who Are You Lord?”

Be Blessed!

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
    And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

His government and its peace
    will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
    for all eternity.” – Isaiah 9:6-7

“Where Are Your Accusers?”

Thank you for joining us on this journey of scriptural reflection.  We are working on preparing our hearts for Lent.  Our instructions are:

1.  Read the scripture 

2.  Think about the overall meaning of it.

3.  Pray and ask God to reveal what the meaning is for you.

4.  Contemplate how you might respond to God’s message in this scripture.

5.  Record your thoughts.

If you need further explanation of our process, please feel free to look back at our previous post, “Who Are You Lord?”

Be Blessed!

 “When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

 “No, Lord,” she said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” – John 8:9-11

“Baptizing With the Holy Spirit…”

Thank you for joining us on this journey of scriptural reflection.  We are working on preparing our hearts for Lent.  Our instructions are:

1.  Read the scripture 

2.  Think about the overall meaning of it.

3.  Pray and ask God to reveal what the meaning is for you.

4.  Contemplate how you might respond to God’s message in this scripture.

5.  Record your thoughts.

If you need further explanation of our process, please feel free to look back at our previous post, “Who Are You Lord?”

Be Blessed!

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’  I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel.”

Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him.  I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’  I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.” – John 1:29-34

Prayer Bead Workshops – Next Wednesday

Prayer Bead Workshops - Next Wednesday

Need help staying focused in your prayer time? Join us for one of our prayer bead work shops next Wednesday at Liberty Crossings. Led by bead artist, Kristen Vincent (Prayer Works Studios) we will learn how to use this ancient prayer tool and we will have the chance to make beads that work for each of us individually.

For reservations, please contact Lana Johnson: lana@libertycrossingsumc.org

Date: Wednesday, February 26th
Times: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 includes workshop and materials cost
Childcare: provided with reservations

“Will You Never Believe In Me?…”

Thank you for joining us on this journey of scriptural reflection.  We are working on preparing our hearts for Lent.  Our instructions are:

1.  Read the scripture 

2.  Think about the overall meaning of it.

3.  Pray and ask God to reveal what the meaning is for you.

4.  Contemplate how you might respond to God’s message in this scripture.

5.  Record your thoughts.

If you need further explanation of our process, please feel free to look back at our previous post, “Who Are You Lord?”

Be Blessed!

“As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick.  When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.

 Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”

 The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.”

 Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home. While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well.  He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!”  Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus.  This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.” – John 4:46-54