Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/3/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Diana Webster
Bushton: First UMC
Claflin UMC
Hutchinson District
Thomas Reazin
Ellinwood UMC
Salem (Bushton) UMC
Hutchinson District
Dennis Carter
Ellsworth: First UMC
Kanopolis UMC
Hutchinson District
Richard Brooks
Fairview UMC
Hutchinson Tenth Avenue UMC
Hutchinson District

Today's Lectionary Text

Luke 3 

Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together.  You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quiet your soul and read contemplatively Luke 3.

After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.

Today's Devotional

After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.
 
Today‘s focus is on verses Luke 3: 21-25
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,  the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
 
Meditate
  1. In the text for today, we hear Luke’s account of Jesus’ baptism.  How do you remember your baptism today? How do you want to be more open to the Spirit?
  2. Immediately following the baptism story, a long list of genealogy finishes the chapter.  The lineage from Joseph, tracing back to the son of God.  How do you read this family tree? What heritage has brought you to this place?   
 
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On social media — either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram —share an image and/or your reflections on today’s chapter. Please share only images that you have taken or for which you own the rights. Be sure to include the hashtags #GPUMCAdvent and #Luke3 as we reflect together in community.

Prayer for Reflection

O God, in this Advent season, we can hear your voice calling and claiming us as Beloved. Renew us today to live as a child of yours. Amen. 

 

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