2 Mar
2013

THE WAY HOME

Affirm

Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

Psalm 128:1-2

TEXT

Mark 14:22-25 (RSV)
And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

READ

“The homeland of the soul is the Kingdom of God. Every dissatisfied longing, every sense of frustration, every realization that we have missed the way, every consciousness of need unfulfilled is an unconscious crying, ‘My land, my land.’ We know we are made for that ‘land,’ and have the feeling of being prodigals in a ‘far country’ until we come back to our Father’s house.”

-E. Stanley Jones

Declare

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”

The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.

Psalm 96:10

1 Mar
2013

EMBRACING BETRAYAL

Affirm

I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

TEXT

Mark 14:12-21 (NLT)
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you?”

So Jesus sent two of them into Jerusalem with these instructions: “As you go into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him.  At the house he enters, say to the owner, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?’  He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal.” So the two disciples went into the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover meal there.

In the evening Jesus arrived with the twelve disciples. As they were at the table eating, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, one of you eating with me here will betray me.”

Greatly distressed, each one asked in turn, “Am I the one?”

He replied, “It is one of you twelve who is eating from this bowl with me.  For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”

Declare

The Lord reigns,
he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with strength.

Psalm 93:1

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