Lent 2021: The Gifts of Discipleship
Week 2: March 10, 2021, 7pm
Welcome & Intro
Scriptures for this week
- Romans 10:13-17 – “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” But not all have obeyed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
- Matthew 28:16-20 – Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Introduction to this week’s Gift of Discipleship:
To proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed
Questions for Discussion/Journaling:
- What does it mean for you to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed?
- How have you been doing so during this time of pandemic (perhaps making use of your online or social media presence)?
- How do you feel called to proclaim the good news now, and in what ways do you think God may be calling you to do this going forward?
Prayer of the Week:
Gracious God, we thank you for the good news of Christ Jesus. Use our lives to boldly proclaim your good news made known in Christ. Use our words and our actions to reflect the goodness of your love. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.
Voices from the Synod:
Pastor Don Marshall, Oaks Indian Mission (Synod ministry partner)