Take a Breather

“Breathing is a big deal, and today God calls us all to receive, again, the breath of resurrected life that comes only from Jesus. So, take a breather! In him is a breath for the weary and heavy-laden (think of covid 19), for the crushed in spirit (think of those challenges and bad news that you face), for the despised and lowly. The breath He gives enters the deepest dryness of your life and revitalizes who you are beyond all understanding (the Holy Spirit connects you to the life of Jesus. You are spiritually alive through faith!). Yes, Jesus is The breath of life that extends even beyond the grave. So breathe easy, my friends – take a breather”

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Devotional Thoughts

1. In order to set the stage for this devotional it would be helpful for you to watch a short video on the second half of the book of Ezekiel from the Bible Project.
2. Here is something fun to do – go ahead and sing together Dem Bones. If you can’t do it from memory or if you have never heard that song before (the one pastor Davenport was singing when he started and ended his sermon) – it’s sort of fun!
3. Now that you have watched the video read the actual portion of the Bible, Ezekiel 37:1-14.
4. What did Ezekiel see as the Spirit brought him out into that valley? What did all of this mean? Who were they?
5. What happened when Ezekiel did what he was told to do? What did this vision communicate to Ezekiel?
6. What significance does this have for you and me who were dead in our sin (see Colossians 2:13)? Where does our new life come from?
Read the blog for the Sunday School lesson on the Good Shepherd from Sunday, March 29.

Video Devotion from Mark Anders

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