These podcast conversations are a must. Today. Now. God is definitely not aloof to the pain of any horrific tragedy or crime we see in our world. He put many of those stories in Scripture for a reason. Because he knows what evil is and expresses a great lament. Yet he remains the One with heaven’s wisdom and strength to seek and save us from it all.
After two new inmates arrive straight from Pharaoh’s kitchen, Joseph is given responsibility over them and gets to know them. Then, one night, both cupbearer and baker have dreams they need interpreted. Joseph has been brought to this moment to help them with God’s interpretation, just like the Word of God helps us interpret our entire lives.
From day to day, it can be easy to set our
minds on all the different challenges in front of us. Sometimes it feels relentless. All of these things can be incredibly
distracting, and it’s so easy to put our focus on simply making it through the
day, or to set goals for ourselves which have little lasting value in the grand
scheme of things.
However, it is important-perhaps now more
than ever-to keep Christ in the center of all we do, and remember his sacrifice
for us all. Even now, we have more to be
thankful for than we can even fathom-and it all comes from the one who created
us. What better way to express our
gratitude for all that the Lord continues to provide for us, than to give back
to him and to the church, which tells of his love and all that he has given for
Devotions and activities for your focus on Holy Week (see link button below). For Christians, this is the most important week of the year because it highlights the most significant teachings and events of the entire Bible – those that concern the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.
The Lord fill you up with his deep love and teach you the fullness of his victory!
This is our final midweek sermon on the Passion History of our Lord Jesus for this year. We close with his burial and the sealing of his tomb as the Word of God is made sure for us. We can live boldly, confess our creed in the One crucified, died and buried, and live in the confident new life of Christ.
Jethro serves as a precious example of caring and sharing. He loves Moses and the people of God and shares his ideas for how they can improve their service to each other. Celebrate the ways God moves us all to help with our gifts, using hearts and hands to demonstrate his faithful love to us.
Music: First Jethro Song Ever, mostly by Emma. Drums added at the end!…
Take a mini-break from the crazy in the wildnerness as Moses and the Israelites have family visitors from Midian. It’s a gathering of those spread out by distance yet they share one faith born from one testimony of the true God and his kind deliverance. We too enjoy this togetherness by faith, even when we can’t be together by sight.
We’re back and it’s time to face the first warfare and hand-to-hand combat in the wilderness. And yet, this remains the same – that the Lord is the strength and cause for victory. Let us turn to him with uplifted hearts in prayer with such confidence in the Lord and worship him with thanksgiving that he has defeated our greatest enemies: sin, death and the devil!