Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/19/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Cheryl Bell
Congregational Care Pastor
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District
Matt Bisel
Pastor of Discipleship
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District
Yolanda Byers
Guest Connections & Communications Director
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District
Scott Chrostek
Downtown Campus Pastor
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District

Today's Lectionary Text

Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together.  You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quite your soul and read contemplatively Luke 19.

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 19:36-40.
 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
 
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
 
Meditate
  1. “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest,” the crowds shouted in Jerusalem as Jesus entered the city.  How do these words of Palm Sunday resonate with you in the midst of this Advent season?
  2. As Jesus approached Jerusalem, he had gathered many followers and their welcoming Jesus into the city replied to a question from a Pharisee – a religious leader. If these stones become silent the stones will cry out. How do you show God praise today?
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Prayer for Reflection

O God, You are good and holy. We praise your name and give you thanks that we celebrate you this day. We place all that we have before Your throne and remember that you are the King who comes in the name of the Lord.  Peace in heaven and glory in the highest. Amen.  
 
 

 

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