A snakebite proved fatal for the Israelite’s unless they looked upon the pole lifted up before them. In this Lenten season, our wilderness may look different, yet our “bitten” nature points to One lifted up on a pole. Text: Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21
The eighth beatitude is most difficult to embrace and flies in the face of everything we know as humans. As one faithfully lives into this beatitude, consider how this points to our part in a much larger story. Text: Matthew 5:10-12, 10:16-20
We are brought into right relationship with God through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Yet we know that there is unfinished work in our own lives, and much is awry in our world. We follow Jesus in obedience and in the hope of the coming perfection. Text: Matthew 5:6.