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"A Midweek Spiritual Boost!"
There are several books that have been especially influential in my life, as I have grown in my relationship with Jesus. The Bible is certainly number one on that list. Some of the other books that have helped to shape me as a disciple of Christ would include: Steps to Christ, Christ's Object Lessons, The Desire of Ages... the list goes on.
Many of you are aware that in the middle of every week we have a service at the church called "Wednesday Worship", which begins at 6:30 in the evening. We have a small but consistent group of church members and friends, who join us each week to pray, share, encourage one another and dig into the rich treasures of God’s Word. We are currently on an amazing journey through one of my favorite books on the aforementioned list, namely The Desire of Ages.
In case you have never read it before, The Desire of Ages might well be described as a devotional commentary on the life of Jesus, drawing from all of the four gospels of the New Testament. The book uses very visual language to draw the reader into a living connection with Jesus through the story of His life, especially during the years of His earthly sojourn.
Here is a sample, from page 334 of the book: "The sun had set, and the blackness of night settled down upon the stormy sea. The waves, lashed into fury by the howling winds, dashed fiercely over the disciples' boat, and threatened to engulf it. Those hardy fishermen had spent their lives upon the lake, and had guided their craft safely through many a storm; but now their strength and skill availed nothing. They were helpless in the grasp of the tempest, and hope failed them as they saw that their boat was filling... Absorbed in their efforts to save themselves, they had forgotten that Jesus was on board. Now, seeing their labor vain and only death before them, they remembered at whose command they had set out to cross the sea. In Jesus was their only hope…” Didn’t you sense a vibrant connection to our Lord as you were thrust into the middle of “His story”, as you read those few sentences?
Every week there is an opportunity to connect with others who are seeking to nurture this living connection with Jesus. If you are not already part of another small group experience during the week – a “discipleship group” – won’t you consider joining us on Wednesday nights? You will be glad that you did!