Pathways to Discipleship
During Lent (February 17 - April 3) we will read the book of Luke. By tracing Jesus' ministry of care, teaching and preaching, through self-sacrifice and triumph into new life, we begin to see a pattern for our own journeys of faith. See each week's reading assignment below.
Join classes on Sundays @10:00 and read the daily devotional to dive deeper into Luke's gospel.
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Art: Study this painting "Encounter" by by Daniel Cariola. The woman in Luke 8:38-48 touched Jesus' hem to be healed. How do you encounter Jesus today?
(This painting, visited by FPC travelers is in Altum in Duc worship space in Magdala Galilee)
Art: In this painting by Raphael, the Transfiguration is depicted in 3 distinct levels: Top: angles and transfigured Christ, Bottom: confusion, disease; Middle; stunned disciples. As a Christians, how can you help bridge the distance between our eternal, transcendent God and the everyday, mundane matters of life on earth?
Art: This fresco, "The Prodigal Son" by Ben Long is in Montreat. In the story in Luke 15:11-32, the father restores his younger son's place in the family. Who in our society needs to be welcomed and restored to dignity?
Art: View "Ten Lepers" by James C. Christensen and read the story in Luke 17:11-19. Jesus tells the leper that his faith had made him well. Aside from curing his "leprosy", how else was he made well? What action on his part brought him to wellness?
Art: Emmanuel Nsama's depiction of Jesus' Triumphal Entry is on the chapel walls of Njase Girls Secondary School in Zambia. Read more about it here. The faces in the crowd reflect many emotions. What emotions do you carry into Holy Week?
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Art: In "He is Risen" by He Qi, Mary Magdalene stands between death (the tomb) and a resurrected Christ. She appears lifted up by her encounter. Can you live each day with your face turned toward Christ knowing that you too are both wounded and resurrected?