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Mid Week Thoughts for March 1st, 2015
As we move through Lent, toward the cross and the empty tomb, we hear Jesus talk about his upcoming journey, and how our journeys relate to that:
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’
34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words* in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’
Lots to talk about on Sunday! For today, let’s look at v.33 and “setting your mind on divine things” - I am looking for “real-time” answers: please reply to me with 3 “divine things you can set your mind on” for the rest of this week” – and then go ahead and think about those things! Thnx! firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Sunday,
Have a thought, comment or answer to the above questions? Feel free to let Pastor Tedd know at: email@example.com. He will be sure to reply.