Yesterday we finished reading the devotionals based on passages found in the Gospel of Matthew. In those meditations we had the opportunity to experience the life and teachings of Jesus.
What did you learn about Jesus over the past few weeks that was new to you?
What did you specifically learn about the love of God the Father? About the love of God’s Son, Jesus?
For the next week, as we get ready to close out our year-long discipleship program, we are going to focus on passages found in the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark. As is true of the other gospels, Mark also presents the person, work, and teachings of Jesus, but Mark’s account primarily focuses on “events” rather than “teaching.” Mark presents Jesus as a servant. Jesus had all the power of almighty God—and with that power He came to serve. Are you willing to follow Jesus’ example and serve God and others? These devotionals will challenge and inspire you to embrace Jesus’ example.
As we begin this new series, be encouraged by these thoughts from three well-known followers of Jesus:
Jesus said, “Love … as I have loved you.” We cannot love too much. —Amy Carmichael
When we come to Christ, we’re no longer the most important person in the world to us; Christ is. Instead of living only for ourselves, we have a higher goal: to live for Jesus. —Billy Graham
To the servant of God … every place s the right place, and every time is the right time. —St. Catherine of Siena