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Cross made from Car Parts in Honduras


Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 8, 2016)

  1. Christians’ love for one another, Jesus says, shows the world God’s love.  How does your love point to God? (John 17:23)
  2. List the ways God brings good from bad circumstances in the Acts account.  How has God done this in your life? (Acts 16:16-34)
  3. Jesus is Alpha and Omega, first and last.  What does this mean in your life of faith? (Revelation 22:13)
John 17:20-26

20 ‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 ‘Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.’

Image Source:  Cross made of Car Parts, Santa Ana, Francisco Morazán – Honduras  Source: Vanderbilt Divinity Library

Readings and artwork are from the online Revised Common Lectionary, a project of theVanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.  Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.