Week of February 17 - February 23
By your Spirit, make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Amen
Daily Scripture Readings
Monday John 17:21-24
Tuesday 1 Corinthians 12:11-13
Wednesday Ephesians 1:9-12
Thursday Ephesians 4:1-3
Friday Philippians 4:1-3
Saturday Colossians 3:13-15
Sunday Matthew 25:31-46
Serving others not only reveals the bonds between us; it reflects the love of God. When we notice service to us, and when we serve others, we experience God’s grace. It points people to Christ. Jesus modeled grace that goes way beyond our understanding. He emptied Himself for us, though we deserved nothing. His example calls us to “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). In our “me-first” culture, God calls us to put others first. What a challenge!
Are we looking out for others the way we look out for ourselves? Can we put their needs ahead of our own? How are you serving in your community?
-Steven and Deb Koster
Are we being one with Christ, one with each other and one in ministry to all the world?