Summer Schedule: 
9:00 am Traditional  Chapel in the Pines (weather permitting)
10:30 am Contemporary   Sanctuary 

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Opening Prayer

Holy Spirit, open my mind to your word. Help me to understand what it says and to be sensitive to what it means for my life. Amen.

John 4:43-54

          At the end of the two days, Jesus went on to Galilee. He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown. Yet the Galileans welcomed him, for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration and had seen everything he did there.
Jesus Heals a Government Official’s Son

          As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.

          Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”

          The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.”

          Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.

          While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!” Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus. This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.

Points to Ponder

  1. What did you find most interesting or noteworthy about today’s reading—and why?

  2. What’s the key message of this passage (e.g., what might it be saying about God, what God does, or about his desires for us)?

  3. What does this passage say to me about how I might be a more faithful follower of God?

Closing Prayer
(what do you want to say to God?) 

All Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. Copyright © 1996, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.