Time for a day of reflection … what are you learning about the death and resurrection of Jesus? What difference is it making in your day to day living?
If necessary, go back and read anything you received this week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!
Jesus Died for Us!
Hope in Times of Despair
Love that Results in Courage
He Has Risen!
But They Did Not Believe
This week’s lesson confronted us with the hard truth of forgiveness. The lesson ended with this question:
Are there people in your life you can’t or won’t forgive?
Take some time alone with God to confess your inability to forgive, and ask the Holy Spirit to forgive them through you. As you rely on Him, He will give you the power!
Forgiveness can be an ongoing process! Take a few moments to once again consider the above question and spend time with God, allowing him to work in your heart.
This week’s devotionals brought us to the passages in the Bible describing the actual death and resurrection of Jesus!
What emotions did you have as you read about Jesus’ death?
What thoughts did you have as you read the words, “He is risen!”
Beth Yoe challenged us with these words:
“Oh that all of our passions and desires would always lead us to Jesus! There is a difference between simply knowing Jesus as a person and passionately loving Him as our Lord. When we are inspired with love and delighted by His presence, it is not a compulsion but a pleasure to walk with Him. Just as a child who adores their father’s company, our delight in Him should be prompted by joy.”
What steps do you need to take to experience passion and desire that leads to Jesus?
Go a Step Beyond
As you consider the resurrection of Jesus, take a few minutes to check out this video: Proofs of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?
Write It on Your Heart
Take a few minutes to memorize these verses:
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.” —Ephesians 4:31–32, NKJV