Seeing ourselves through Jesus eyes


Beginning in February, through the season of lent, and leading up to Easter the Theme for our Sunday Bible Reading, Preaching, and Teaching will be Looking  In – Seeing ourselves through Jesus’ eyes.

We will be reading, thinking about, and seeking to apply the parables of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel. These parables have as a focus the challenges of living as a disciple of Jesus. These parables are held up by Jesus like a mirror, where we can see ourselves reflected, in our relationship with God, and our relationships with other people.

· As we hear and read these familiar stories it might be helpful to ask the following questions of ourselves: “Who am I in this story?”  

· “How would I behave in this situation?”

· “What do I need God’s help with to change so that I can respond more like Jesus?”

Traditionally in the Church the season of Lent is a time of preparation including study, repentance, fasting, prayer, and self-examination. Our Sermon Series in the coming weeks and months should encourage us to practice these spiritual disciplines, and open our eyes and our hearts, to Jesus’ cross and resurrection in a new and living way.

 

 3rd February

A sword will pierce your own soul too

Luke 2:22-40

Second reading: Malachi 3:1-5

 

10th February

Parable of the Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

Second reading: Leviticus 19:9-18

 

17th February

Parable of the Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-21

Second reading: 1Chrolicles 29:10-13

 

24th February

Parable of the Great Banquet

Luke 14:15-24

Second reading: Acts 10:34-48

 

3rd March

Parable of the Shrewd Manager

Luke 16:1-15

Second reading: 1Samuel 16:1-13

 

10th March

Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Luke 18:9-14

Second reading: Galatians 5:16-26

 

17th March

Parable of the Persistent Widow

Luke 18:1-8

Second reading: Daniel 6:10-28

 

24th March

Parable of the Ten Coins

Luke 19:11-27

Second reading: 1Corinthians 12:7-14

 

31st March

Mothering Sunday

Parable of the Lost Son

Luke 15:11-32

Second reading: Hosea 3:1-5


7th April

Parable of the Tenants in the Vineyard

Luke 20:9-19

Second reading: Romans 5:1-11

 

14th April

Palm Sunday

Luke 19:28-40

Second reading: Zechariah 9:9-12

 

21st April

Easter Sunday

Luke 24:1-12

Second reading: 1Corinthians 15:19-26