We're so glad you decided to join us today!
When we meet in person, we share our joys and concerns together. Take some time to think about the past week. If you have any prayer requests you would like to share, you can put a comment on this post. When you are ready, use the prayer below (source) to get started.
God, we’re so grateful to be able to meet here together and be in your presence today.
We know it’s a gift. Help us never lose sight of that.
While we’re here together studying Your Word we ask that You’d open our ears and our hearts to whatever it is You are wanting to teach us.
Help us to see things through Your eyes and not the lens of our own understanding.
We want to know You more, God.
Thank you for showing us who You are and helping us understand and walk in Your love.
What we learn today we want to act on. Don’t let it become mere head knowledge. Shape our minds, hearts, and actions according to Your word.
Show us how to honor you and love others well with what we learn.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
This week's lesson is on John 11:17-27, 38-44.
This story is about a person named Lazarus who seemingly had reached the ultimate point of no return: death. Martha received the ultimate pleasant surprise as she saw something unfold that was humanly impossible. Since Jesus really does have power over death, why should we fear anything? Since he secures our eternal destiny, can he not also provide everything else we need in this world now?
Heavenly Father, help us to trust you more in the face of death. We pray in the name of the one who conquered death, Jesus. Amen
Thought to Remember
The grave is not the end.
This week's benediction is from the King James Version.
Next week's lesson will be on John 14:15-29.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.