Can You Keep A Secret?; “The Last Are First”; August 15, 2022
Can You Keep A Secret?
“The Last Are First”; August 15, 2022
The least likely people are the first ones into the Kingdom of God
Mark 15:33-41; Zephaniah 1:14-15; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Which of these four statements about Jesus had the most impact on you and why? He entered our Darkness, experienced our Disorientation, took our Judgment, opened the Way.
When did you feel drawn to Jesus and start to believe that he was the Son of God? Have there been different seasons in your life where you have seen Jesus and who he is in a new light?
Who in your life came close to you in a difficult time?
Who in your town/community/family might be the least likely people to enter the Kingdom of God?
What would it mean to move close to the people you mentioned in the section above like Jesus did and enter their darkness or experience their world?
Jesus, thank you for entering our darkness, experiencing our disorientation, taking our judgment, and opening the way to God. There is no one like you. You are God and you lower yourself in love to be with us. Fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we can follow you all the way to the cross and enter into other people’s difficulty to love them well. Amen