Weekly Lent Devotional: Salvation is Life
Your Guide for Worship Meditation & Creative Reflection
John 20:19-22 [Common English Bible]
It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
So what are we going to say? Should we continue sinning so grace will multiply? Absolutely not! All of us died to sin. How can we still live in it? Or don’t you know that all who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore, we were buried together with him through baptism into his death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too can walk in newness of life. If we were united together in a death like his, we will also be united together in a resurrection like his. This is what we know: the person that we used to be was crucified with him in order to get rid of the corpse that had been controlled by sin. That way we wouldn’t be slaves to sin anymore, because a person who has died has been freed from sin’s power. But if we died with Christ, we have faith that we will also live with him. We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and he will never die again. Death no longer has power over him. He died to sin once and for all with his death, but he lives for God with his life. In the same way, you also should consider yourselves dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus. So then, don’t let sin rule your body, so that you do what it wants. Don’t offer parts of your body to sin, to be used as weapons to do wrong. Instead, present yourselves to God as people who have been brought back to life from the dead, and offer all the parts of your body to God to be used as weapons to do right. Sin will have no power over you, because you aren’t under Law but under grace.
As you color the downloadable page, I invite you to meditate on these scriptures and consider what Easter means to your life and your life’s calling.
In God I live and move and have my being.
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Remember our Holy Week and Easter Sunday offerings:
Maundy Thursday — March 24
Children’s Maundy Thursday Dinner & Service
5:30 pm | Dinner | Room 350
6:15 pm | Worship | Chapel
Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm | Sanctuary | Rev. Linda McDermott
Good Friday — March 25
Good Friday Services
Noon | Chapel | Rev. Linda McDermott
7:00 pm | Sanctuary | A meditative service of word and music
Children’s Good Friday Dinner & Service
5:30 pm | Dinner | Justin Building, Asbury Room
6:15 pm | Worship | Wesley Hall
“Why Do We Call It Good?”
Easter Sunday — March 27
Easter Sunday Traditional Worship
“Salvation is Life”
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
Other Easter Worship Offerings:
7:20 am | Community Breakfast | Wesley Hall
8:30 am | Chapel | Rev. Lance Marshall
9:30 am | Discussion Groups
10:35 am | Chapel | Dr. Len Delony
nine:thirty-nine | eleven:eleven celebration
9:39 & 11:11 am | Wesley Hall | Rev. Tom McDermott