Hummingbird sipping nectar from a flower

Hummingbird sipping nectar from a flower

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. John 13: 17

During Spring break and during this season of Lent, let us take some time to reflect on the state of each of our own relationship with God and find out: Am I a friend of God? Is my life free from compromise with this world?

In the Gospel of John we’ve been identifying the various entry points for belief in Jesus to non believers as well as mature ones. Belief is allegiance to Lord Jesus. Allegiance includes following Jesus. John advises us to know, believe, and receive Jesus – meaning experience Jesus. If you follow the schedule below you should be able to better understand how you are or are not experiencing Jesus daily. The Examen (Week 2) is a prayer tool, which takes a few minutes each day.  Please lift to God the areas of life that are life-draining, compromised or broken and in need of his healing grace.

Schedule for Week 1:  Tuesday March 24 – Sat. March 28

Meditation of the I AM statements (posted as Part 2)

Schedule for Week 2:  Sunday March 29 – Sat. April 4

Daily Prayer of Examen – use the Sleeping with Bread By Linn and Linn handout

Schedule for Week 3: Sunday April 5 – Sat. April 11 – Holy Week

Attend Holy Week Communion at IPC (morning or evening).

Schedule for Week 4; Sunday April 12 (Easter) – Sat. April 18

Daily Prayer of Examen – use the Sleeping with Bread By Linn and Linn handout

On one day this week do the Life as a Garden visualization

On another day please jot down, in two columns, the Books in the Bible that you like to read often and books that you rarely find yourself reading

Week 5: Sunday, April 19 – Worship, Rest

Monday, April 20 – Return to Monday Night Bible study for John 17 – Jesus prays for us

Sources: The Bible & 2008/2009 Monday Night Bible Study booklet (the one with the hummingbird on the cover) – Please read pages 1 – 6 (Introduction to Women’s Monday Night Bible Study: Covenant Groups in Celebration, Gratitude, and Discipleship)