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This Week's Bible Reading
Day 1 03/09/2014 Day 2 03/10/2014 Day 3 03/11/2014 Day 4 03/12/2014 Day 5 03/13/2014 Day 6 03/14/2014 Day 7 03/15/2014 Exodus 20; Luke 23 Exodus 21; Luke 24 Exodus 22; John 1 Exodus 23; John 2 Exodus 24; John 3 Exodus 25; John 4 Exodus 26; John 5
Bible Reading Guide
March 10; Exodus 21; Luke 24
The first two verses of the following poem are a meditation on part of Luke 24:1-8, 13-25. The last two verses draw on other resurrection accounts (John 20:24-29; Heb. 2:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:50-58). It may be sung to the Londonderry Air (“Danny Boy”).
They came alone: some women who remembered him,
Bowed down with spices to anoint his corpse.
Through darkened streets, they wept their way to honor him—
The one whose death had shattered all their hopes.
“Why do you look for life among the sepulchers?
He is not here. He’s risen, as he said.
Remember how he told you while in Galilee:
The Son of Man will die—and rise up from the dead.”
The two walked home, a study in defeat and loss,
Explaining to a stranger why the gloom—
How Jesus seemed to be the King before his cross,
How all their hopes lay buried in his tomb.
“How slow you are to see Christ’s glorious pilgrimage
Ran through the cross”—and then he broke the bread.
Their eyes were opened, and they grasped the Scripture’s truth:
The man who taught them had arisen from the dead.
He was a skeptic: not for him that easy faith
That swaps the truth for sentimental sigh.
Unless he saw the nail marks in his hands himself,
And touched his side, he’d not believe the lie.
Then Jesus came, although the doors were shut and locked.
“Repent of doubt, and reach into my side;
Trace out the wounds that nails left in my broken hands.
And understand that I who speak to you once died.”
Long years have passed, and still we face the fear of death,
Which steals our loved ones, leaving us undone,
And still confronts us, beckoning with icy breath,
The final terror when life’s course is run.
But this I know: the Savior passed this way before,
His body clothed in immortality.
The sting’s been drawn: the power of sin has been destroyed.
We sing: Death has been swallowed up in victory.
If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace.
Below you will find resources to assist you with Family Worship.
Family Worship Guide
- This resource is based on the Bible Reading Guide and includes reading, discussion, prayer and music to help you conduct Family Worship this week.
- Family Worship Song
- This resource will include an MP3 or link to the music that is used in the Faith Family Worship Guide each week.
- Simple Guide To Family Worship
- A "how to" resource for families to help you begin Family Worship in your home.
View the Faith Family Worship Guide Archive.
- Family Worship Guide
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