Seven WORDS: COMMIT

Seven Words

April 09, 2017

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What do you do when the sun quits shining and your world goes dark? You hold on. You hold on to what you know -  God is still present, Jesus knows suffering, and resurrection is coming soon. Join us this Palm Sunday weekend as we close in on our Lenten journey and consider the power of the cross. 


Seven WORDS: COMMIT
 

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“COMMIT”

Luke 23:44-46

 

  • Luke 22:44 - Jesus’ garden prayer
  • John 6:42 - “Is this not Jesus....”
  • John 7:5

When the Sun Stops Shining

 


 

“Father”

 

 


Cling To the Promise of Scripture

  • Psalm 31:5 - “Into your hands...”
  • Psalm 22:1 - “My God, my God...”
  • Matthew 4 - Jesus tested
  • Philippians 3:10-11 - “I want to know Christ...”

 

 

 

See this week’s JOURNALING FORWARD questions for deeper reflection.

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Seven Words

JOURNALING FORWARD...

 

What do you do when the sun quits shining and your world goes dark? You hold on. You hold on to what you know – God is still present, Jesus knows suffering, and resurrection is coming soon.

“COMMIT”

Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View them here. When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.


MONDAY: Matthew 26:36-45
Describe a time in your life you may have been tempted to abandon everything else good in your life for that one relationship, job, drink or quick fix. Are you able now to honestly say, “You get all of me today, God”?

TUESDAY: Luke 22:47-53
What current struggle do you have making commitments? How might your life look if you would trust fully in the One who has promised to hold you - no matter what?

WEDNESDAY: Luke 23:46
Do you think of God the Father as being strong and trustworthy, or has your physical father damaged that perception? How might you step out to your Heavenly Papa today for the deepest needs of your heart and life?

THURSDAY: Matthew 27:15-26 When with a crowd do you allow them to influence your thoughts, behaviors or plans? What is your role in the Father’s plan? Will you commit to staying the course with God?

FRIDAY: Matthew 27:32-44
Would I - like Simon - be willing to be inconvenienced to carry the cross of Jesus, the Savior of the world? Very few people have the experience of carrying a literal cross, but we as followers of Jesus all have “crosses” to carry. Are we willing?

SATURDAY: Luke 23:46
What God-opportunities are before you that beckon you to jump, knowing that your Daddy is waiting in the water to catch you?

SUNDAY: John 20:11-18
Where do you see Jesus in your everyday life?

 

To download a copy of the Lenten journal click here.

 

Read the Daily Reflection post at facebook.com/ginghamsburg.
When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.

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Luke 23:44-46

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