Sunday Reflection

Lent 4: Life Transformed

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption.

Reflection # 1: Job 11:18

“And you will have confidence, because there is hope; you will be protected and take your rest in safety.” What challenges are you facing today?

Reflection # 2: Matthew 5:15

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.” Create a prayer representing how you seek to serve God and follow Jesus.

Reflection # 3: Galatians 5:22-23

“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” How do others experience the love of Christ through you?

Resources produced by Hillary Raining and Jenifer Gamber, Sermons that Work.(Sermons that Work, T.E.C.)

Prayer: Creator and Healer, you work your Sabbath will in the chaos of our life: teach us the insight that gives true judgement and praises you wherever you are found, making miracles from spit and mud; through Jesus Christ, the Son of earth. Amen. Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.

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