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Lessons & Questions for April 21, 2019

It is Holy Week, a time for self reflection and prayer.  A time for redemption and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Below are some lessons & questions to reflect on as we walk through this week.  I hope you can join us for Stations of the Cross, Maundy Thursday and/or Good Friday services.  May you be especially stirred by the Holy Spirit this Holy Week.



Collect:  Pray the collect this week as it calls out the meaning of Holy Week and Easter.

Acts 10:34-43:

God shows no partiality.  How can you open your heart to live into this belief this week and beyond?
"You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all"- how will you spread the good news of Christ this Easter season?  The news of grace, belief and forgiveness?

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

The Easter Psalm is about giving thanks and rejoicing:  God has triumphed
What are you rejoicing?  What gifts of Grace or strengthening of faith have you gained this Lenten Season?

1 Corinthians 15:19-26

"Death comes through a human so must resurrection"
Resurrection is one of the cornerstones of the Christian Faith. 
What new beginnings are you looking forward to as we embark upon this Easter Season? 
How will you be called to support and serve others in their new beginnings?

John 20:1-18

We are all familiar with the Easter Story.
What do you think it would have been like to be Mary and to experience this miracle?
How do you think you would have reacted?
How would you have felt?
What Easter miracles can you recognize and find working in your life in your present life today?

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