Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Circle of Love ~ Tuesday March 29

Tuesday March 29 John 7:37-52

For Jesus, it was the last and most important day of the Feast of Tabernacles. With people filling the streets of the city, Jesus stepped forward and made a proclamation in a very loud voice. He wanted everyone to hear his word of hope. He proclaimed that whoever believes in him will have streams of living water flowing through their life. For extra credit (just kidding) you may want to look at the opening verses of Ezekiel 47 so you can understand the power of living water just a bit better.

It was a wonderful offer! In response, there were many who believed and began to proclaim their faith by declaring that Jesus was a great prophet. But others were stressed. They did not know what to think. They had lots of questions.

Some of them are the same questions you might carry in your spirit. Is this really the Christ, the Messiah? Can it be true? Is this Jesus / faith stuff actually real? How then shall I respond? Let me suggest a specific possible response. What if you found a new way to serve? How about using the gifts God has given you to make a difference in the world? What if you celebrated your commitment to tithe by adding an offering that would be directed to a mission project that you love to support? What if…

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