Lent 17

Lent 17

Exploration

About relationships (with God and with each other)

Communion during Lent

Receive Christ As ChildrenPosted by aufenast_tony@yahoo.com Sun, March 19, 2017 15:43:28
During Lent churches are stripped of decoration and flowers are removed.
This helps us focus on God and not be distracted. There is so much in life that distracts us from listening to Jesus.

We listen when we hear him speaking to the Samaritan women at the well in John 4. She is feisty but she eventually recognises Jesus as the Messiah. He does not judge her and meets her in the place she is at.

During communion I recognise Jesus talks to me and shares his whole self with me. I meet with Jesus at the foot of the cross and kneel before him. It is time for us all to be united in our recognition of Jesus as a signpost to God.




Receiving because we are Given

Receive Christ As ChildrenPosted by Brian McGinnis Sat, March 04, 2017 20:55:46

Receiving Christ is a better way of putting it than Encountering Christ - inasmuch as encountering could imply both accident and, perhaps, that Christ is as surprised to meet us as we are to meet Him. Christ is putting Himself "in our way". That is what the Incarnation means. Here is a selection of Course questions for you to think about:

1. What are the best things in life {and are they free?) ?

2. A Jehovah's Witness would say that God must always be addressed as Jehohah (translated, according to the Chief Rabbii, as "I AM WHO I WILL BE"). What Name or Title do you prefer?

3. How do you normally respond to a beggar (male or female)?

4. How do you respond to a "Big Issue" seller?

5. Would you copy the late St Georg's member who travelled to Croydon to look out for a "Big Issue" seller?

6. Try to picture a meal with a best friend, where the friend pours the tea; and says "This is my blood!"

7. What does receiving Communion mean to you?

8. Does your church welcome everyone, and make everyone feel welcome?

7. Does your church value everyone, and make everyone feel valued?

8. What part do you play in this?

9. St Paul speaks about being confident. Do you feel confident?

10. Has there been one (or more than one) magic moment in you =r Christian journey?

11. Any ambitions about freshening up how you receive Christ?



Bible reading

Receive Christ As ChildrenPosted by aufenast_tony@yahoo.com Sat, March 04, 2017 15:07:36
I like Lent because it reminds me to spend time reading the Bible, especially the passages leading up to Jesus death on cross. Some times when I am busy, I rely too much on internet posts for Godly nourishment, so it is good to return to the written word.

I enjoy getting lost in time of worship and I often feel close to God during that time but the most important time is to spend quality time with his word, in the quietness of his presence.

Thank you Lord we can worship you in both song and in your written word.