Thursday of 2nd Week of Easter, 27 Apr – John 3:31-36 ~ believe and live

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Prayer

Lord our God, your Son Jesus Christ came from you and bore witness to the things he had heard and seen. He could not but bear witness to you. Give us the Spirit of your Son, we pray you, to speak your word and to live it, that we may show Christ, your living Word, to those who have not seen him. We ask you this through Christ our Lord.
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Reading: John 3:31-36 (NLT)

“He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things, but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else. He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them! Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true. For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit. The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands. And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
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Reflection & Prayer:

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. – John 3:30 (NLT)

Lord Jesus Christ: sent by the Father to live among us and speak his words of life to us – I believe you are the Christ, the Son of the living God, and that you have given me eternal life.

  • Fill me with your Spirit – that I may appreciate the significance of who you are.
  • Fill me with your Spirit – that I may be open to all that you have planned for me.
  • Fill me with your Spirit – that I may be as quick to forgive, as I am to be forgiven.
  • Fill me with your Spirit – that I may recall and apply your teaching to my life.
  • Fill me with your Spirit – that I may worship you freely and truthfully.

Lord Jesus Christ: the Father has entrusted you with everything, I can do no less. My real life, my true self, is hidden in you; may you increase and I decrease that I may become the person I was made to be. Soli Deo gloria.
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“Jesus” – Chris Tomlin


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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 34:3,8 (NLT)

Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.
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Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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