March 31. POWER TO AWAKEN FAITH.

Alarms wake us from our slumber. Mary, Mary, and Salome walked to the tomb this morning in a haze of grief and sorrow. But an alarming sight of a stone that was rolled away and a heavenly message of the resurrection roused them fully awake! The same message of resurrection interrupts our sleepy lives of sorrow and stress and awakens a faith that leads us to a brand new day full of hope and promise!

April 7th THE POWER TO BELIEVE. 

Doubts and worries fill our world today. In the days after the resurrection, it was no different for the disciples. Locked behind closed doors, the disciples hid in fear. Jesus revealed himself to them, breathed on them, and gave them the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Holy Spirit is ours today, too, and he works the same power to believe in the reality of Jesus’ resurrection. This account in the Gospel was written so that we may read and hear the good news, and by hearing it, we may believe and have life in his name!

April 14. THE POWER TO UNDERSTAND. “I just don’t get it.” This world can be very confusing. And that confusion can lead to doubts and confusion that can be downright terrifying! But the resurrection power of Jesus meets us where we are in our confusion and opens our minds to understanding God’s Word, including all of his promises. These promises give us a clear hope for tomorrow and a real power of wisdom for life today.

 

 

April 19th.  THE POWER THAT PROTECTS This world is filled with danger. The enemy is always at work to steal, kill, and destroy. But we have a Good Shepherd who has called us by name, who has laid down his life for us, and who is victorious over every danger, even death itself! Our Good Shepherd calls us, cares for us, and charges us with calling others who do not yet know him. In our work to call others from the dangers of the world, we work under the powerful protection of our Good Shepherd.

Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship:

 
 
 
 
 
 Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship:

 

 

 

 

 

Use the following scriptures to prepare for next weekend’s worship: