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We are reading chapter 23 of The Path this week for our Thursday Bible study and for Sunday school for all ages on 4/29 as well as for the text for the sermon on Sunday. Please remember to read along and consider the questions at the end of chapter 23.
Here is the link for the lectionary readings for Sunday:
We will only use the Psalm and Gospel for the Sunday readings. Here are questions for us to prayerfully consider:
John 15:1-8 Much of the Bible is poetry or employs poetic language like metaphor and repetition. This is what the author of John is doing here as he portrays the words of Jesus describing our relationship of faith in Christ. Try reading this as a poem. What does it evoke in you emotionally? How does the image of the vine connect with you (or not)? Why or why not?
Psalm 22:24-30 This portion of Psalm 22 challenges our culture's religious and social individualism. The psalmist describes how God sees humanity and how we are all connected-- people all around the globe, the poor with the rest of us, people today with future generation-- and all the living with the dead! Amazing! How does this point of view challenge how you see the world today?
I am the preacher this week. Please pray for me as I prepare to speak and for all of us as we prepare to hear and respond to God's Word.