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Becoming Like Christ Together for the World
We hope that you enjoyed reading people’s stories about Relationships that Matter during February.
We started this year focusing on the VPC Mission Statement: Becoming Like Christ Together for the World. What better way to start 2014? We have looked at the practices, relationships, and experiences that have helped us to be more like Christ, and how that affects our relationships. This month we’ll begin looking at how being like Christ affects how we relate to others, especially our neighbors.
In fact, throughout Lent we will be looking at stories about neighboring. From shoveling snow for a neighbor, to walking with people during very difficult times, to throwing parties, Christ’s love is evident in all these stories. We hope that you see your own stories reflected in the stories of others, as well as a vision for how you can also follow Jesus’ commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We will kick off this sermon series with a conference led by Dave Runyon, one of the authors of The Art of Neighboring. This book explores how truly simple it is to love our neighbors. We hope that you can be a part of this event on March 7 and 8 at VPC.
This devotional will explore the joys of loving our neighbors and being loved by them, but also the difficulties found in loving them. Why should we love our neighbors? Jesus tells us to in Matthew 22, Mark 12, and Luke 10. In John 13, Jesus tells us, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (verses 34-35).
A huge thank you to the men and women who have written devotions for this, as well as Diane Doumas, who compiled the devotions. As always, thank you to Deb Crumbliss for her help in formatting and printing, Stuart Hoffman for his editing, and Kelly Miller for handling the electronic version!
Becoming Like Christ - Devotional Links
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Index to Daily Devotionals