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Holy Week Devotional 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection this coming Good Friday and Easter, we, at Faith Bible Church, want to be intentional about drawing close to God and seeking Him during this season of Lent. Join us as we pray together during this season.

 

Luke 23:55-56 “The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.

Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.”

 

 

From Sue Lord - We have been focusing our hearts and minds on our Savior these past few weeks as we wait on Easter, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.  The women in this verse also were waiting.  They waited to prepare Jesus’ body for burial, resting “in obedience to the commandment”.

 

                                    

 

Sometimes the hardest part of anything is the waiting.  When my husband, Richard, and I were going through some medical issues with our son and then with Richard, the hardest part was waiting for the diagnosis.  During that time, though, we felt closest to the Lord.  We knew that He was with us and that we could trust Him, and we rested in that. 

 

We are now all waiting for the Lord’s return.  I know that He is with me and that I can trust Him during this waiting time as well!  As I wait, I want (like the women) to wait in obedience.  To me, waiting for the Lord in obedience is “living to make Him known”.  The Lord has shown Himself to be so trustworthy and faithful!  I know I can rest in Him as I wait for His return, making Him known to whomever He puts in my path!

 

  1. Join with me in spending some time today remembering some of the ways He has shown Himself trustworthy and faithful in your lives.
  2. How can we be obedient during this waiting time before the Lord returns?

 

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Good Friday Devotional

This week, we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We, at Faith Bible Church, want to be intentional about drawing close to God and seeking Him during this season and this week. Join us as we pray together.
John 19:25 (NIV) Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
Matthew 27:55-56 (NIV) Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
Isaiah 53:4-6 (NIV) Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
As we focus our eyes today on the death and burial of Christ, we see that there were a few people including the apostle John, Jesus’ mother Mary, and Mary Magdalene who stayed near the cross and kept watch as Jesus suffered and died.  Today, we invite you to join us for prayer and worship through the Scriptural Way of the Cross in the church auditorium. The church will be open from 12:00pm-6pm for meditative, self-guided prayer. Plan to stay or return for Good Friday worship with the church family at 7pm.  We pray that as we walk through the Scriptural Way of the Cross and worship together tonight that we may know more of Christ and him crucified. Join us as we pray and reflect on the death of Jesus and prepare our hearts for the celebration of His resurrection.
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