WEEK 2: MARCH 6-12
God Has Come for His People
Luke 7:11-17 captures another Resurrection story for our focus this week. When Jesus raises people from the dead, sometimes we can miss some of the nuance from the story. It makes sense, though, what else is there to talk about? Jesus just told a dead person to not be dead anymore. However, look closer in this text; the response from the people after watching this resurrection is to acknowledge that surely “God has come for His people.” Yes, God has come for us and I am sure we all have unique experiences of that truth. As you are encouraged by this week’s devotionals, be thinking about Luke 7 and how this story challenges you!
Read Luke 7:11-17 and spend time in prayer.
To be used in Sunday School/small group discussion March 12:
This week we were encouraged by several stories about God coming to His people. We worship a God that cares deeply for us and entered into our story to redeem the brokenness. That is the generosity that transforms how we think about stewarding our time and gifts. We worship a God that not only cares but He pursues us. KUMC has experienced that generosity in so many ways, both as we have been on the receiving end and as we look to be the presence of God going to others in the world. When I first arrived at the church, all I heard about was the way that this church responded during Hurricane Katrina to help those in need. That act of faith and generosity in many ways transformed our community into a church that will always be about meeting people in a time of need. The Resurrection story from Luke 7 highlights the realization that as Christ brings life where there wasn’t any…that is truly a sign of God coming for His people.
What stood out this week from your devotionals?
How does Luke 7 challenge your thoughts of generosity?
What are some other stories of generosity that you know from this church?
What does generosity have to do with God coming to His people now?