March 8-9, 2014
Restored in Christ: Broken Vessel
Mark 14:1-9 and 1 Samuel 16:11-13
Jesus wants us broken. Yes, broken from our past “do nothing” response to His command to reach the world with the gospel. Mary breaks a very expensive jar of perfume and Jesus seizes the moment to challenge the disciples and us.
March 15-16, 2014
Restored in Christ: Broken Trust
Matthew 26:14-25 and Colossians 3:12-17
Even though we sometimes try to imagine why Judas betrayed Jesus’ trust, the simple fact remains that he did. We can’t change that or rehabilitate his betrayal. When we sin, we also break that trusting relationship with our Lord. But Jesus doesn’t leave us that way—broken and alone. Through His grace, He heals us, forgives us, and rebuilds that trusting relationship with Him.
March 22-23, 2014
Restored in Christ: Broken Bread
John 6:48-58 and Genesis 3:1-8
In the 4th petition of the Lord’s Prayer we pray, “Give us this day our Daily Bread.” This petition deals not only with literal “bread,” but with everything that God gives us to provide for our daily lives. These good gifts from God become broken when we overindulge in them in an attempt to satisfy our cravings. Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, became broken in order to restore our relationship with the Father.