Sunday Soul Work: Holy Week

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We invite you to experience and share these simple Holy Week meditations for adults and kids.

Sunday, April 14 – Sunday, April 21

Jesus is Light, empowering humanity to rise from darkness’ grip.  The darkness can’t comprehend or diminish Light. 

Take time to be still and meditate on the power of Light, choosing to step out of the oppressive grip of darkness into the Light.  Rest in the truth of Light.  Think on how you are a conduit of Light flowing in and through you.

Read John 1:1-18. 

For Kids . . .

Make it simple.  Turn out the lights.  Talk about how the darkness can’t exist in the Light.  And . . . Light . . .  is always present.

Elements to share: 
  • Jesus is Light.
  • Jesus overpowers the darkness.
  • Jesus is your Light.

Sunday, April 14 . . . Palm Sunday

Think on this . . .

Jesus’ viewed humanity with great compassion and wept for the oppressed soul.

Meditate . . . Be still and know God . . . 

Christ’s perspective of unending love and unstoppable passion for you and all of humanity.

Read the Think On This daily devotion and listen to the 2-minute podcast @Palm Sunday

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For Kids . . .

Start a conversation about God’s thoughts.

Elements to share: 
  • God thinks about you.
  • God thinks about you with love.
  • God is your friend.

Monday, April 15: Limitless

God’s love underlines and defines this week, spoken in the well-worn words of  John 3:16, “For God so loved the world . . .” 

Think on this . . .

When our soul awakens to the reality of this limitless love, we step into an ongoing and amazing transformation.  Along the way, we discover the beauty and strength of holding, giving, and being soul-deep in this love.

Today’s “Think On This” is a meditation using Psalm 36: 5, 7, 10 from The Passion Translation.  We invite you to join us . . . thinking on this . . . and meditating on the truth found in the devotion and 2-minute podcast, Limitless:

Limitless

For Kids . . .

Start a conversation about God’s limitless love.

Conversation starters:  What do you think is big?   (God’s love is more.) What do you think is wide?  (God’s love is more.)  What do you think is deep?  (God’s love is more.)

Elements to share: 
  • God always loves you.  
  • God never stops loving you. 
  • God’s love is more. 

Tuesday, April 16 . . . A Sacred Act

There are sacred moments in life to memorize.   The sacred is recorded in John 12 as Mary anointed Jesus with expensive oil. 

Think On This . . . 

 

Today’s “Think On This” is a meditation using John 12 from The Passion Translation.  We invite you to join us . . . thinking on this . . . and meditating on the truth found in the devotion and 2-minute podcast, Sacred Act:

A Sacred Act

For Kids . . .

Start a conversation about . . .  sacred acts of love . . . a response of great love.

Conversation starters:  Who do you love?   What can you do for this person because you love him/her?

Elements to share: 
  • God is love. 
  • Love comes from God.
  • God’s love is in you.
  • Do something out of your love.  It will make a difference. 

Wednesday, April 17 . . . The Robe

In chapter 13 of his book , John reminds us that Jesus knew he had authority over everything and yet, he humbled himself.

Think On This . . . 

To be great, we become least.  To change the world, we serve.  To experience the extraordinary, we love. 

Today’s “Think On This” is a meditation using John 13 from The Passion Translation.  We invite you to join us . . . thinking on this . . . and meditating on the truth found in the devotion and 2-minute podcast, The Robe:

The Robe

For Kids . . .

Take the opportunity to do a foot washing or some kind of meaningful service.  Most kids  will laugh and be a bit silly during a foot washing.   Their response adds joy to it all.  Some families make this a tradition as it’s often remembered as a significant experience.

Elements to share: 
  • Jesus loves everyone.
  • Jesus serves everyone.
  • Love all.  Serve all.

Thursday (Maundy Thursday) . . . The Revelation

On that night . . .  Jesus invited each . . .  to take a seat at the table with him, “the path, the truth, and the energy of life (John 14:6, The Voice).” 

Think On This . . . 

 Luke 22:14-20 is the revelation of the power which can be found at the table when we come in unity with God and one another.  The table represents centuries of people coming together.  The table has become a centerpiece of blessing and restoration through the power of Love’s grace.   The table is where we reserve time to gather, to believe, to share hope, and to be unified.

Today’s “Think On This” is a meditation using Luke 22:14-20 from The Message.  We invite you to join us . . . thinking on this . . . and meditating on the truth found in the devotion and 2-minute podcast, The Revelation:

The Revelation

For Kids . . .

Take a seat at the table together.  Talk about what it means to value everyone at the table.  Share bread and juice together.

Elements to share: 

  • We share.  Communion means sharing.
  • We share and break the bread together as Jesus did, remembering how much Jesus loves us.
  • We share and drink the juice as Jesus did, remembering Jesus gives life to us.

Good Friday . . . The Good In Good Friday

Think On This . . . 

Life broke through death. 

And. 

Death died. 

It’s the good in Good Friday.  

Today’s “Think On This” is a meditation using John 19 from The Passion Translation  .  We invite you to join us . . . thinking on this . . . and meditating on the truth found in the devotion and 2-minute podcast, The Good In Good Friday:

The Good In Good Friday

For Kids . . .

Sit together in candlelight.  Repeat Jesus’ final three words on the cross from John 19:30:  “It is finished.”

Explain these three words are the story of today and Easter.

People thought Jesus’ death was final.

But.

Jesus had more power than death.

Jesus is alive.

Jesus used his death on the cross as a gift of life.  It’s a gift to the world.

Because.

God loves the world.

Use the phrase  . . . It’s the good in Good Friday . . . in this conversation of life. 

Saturday . . . Waiting In The Silence

Think On This . . .

In silence it’s learned:

The power of the reality of the cross is an earthquake to the soul.

The cross changes everything.

Today’s “Think On This” is a meditation using Matthew 27:57-59Mark 15: 46Luke 23:53-54, and John 19-39-42.  We invite you to join us . . . thinking on this . . . and meditating on the truth found in the devotion and 2-minute podcast, Waiting In The Silence:

Waiting In The Silence

For Kids . . .

Sit down together.  Discuss what it means to listen.

  • Listen together.
  • Ask, “What did you hear?”
  • Acknowledge their answers:  A car, a bird, the hum of a refrigerator . . .
  • Repeat this a few times.
  • Discuss listening as an adventure:  “When we take time to listen, we learn.”

Start a conversation of how people still listen to Jesus’ prayer.

We invite you to:
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008: A Conversation About Holy Week

A Conversation About Holy Week

In our conversation at the table, Joshua questioned me about some of my thoughts and experiences on Holy Week.

Our Easter meditation is from John 20-10-11.

Think On This . . .

John, referred to as the other disciple, and Peter went home after seeing the linen cloths lying in the tomb and the burial cloth folded.

The thing is . . . they went home . . . missing the most magnificent moment in humanity’s history.

But. 

Mary went back to the tomb where Jesus had been buried and experienced more than can be imagined.

By the way . . . 

The TableThink podcast can be found on our website as well as on itunes and podbean.

Sunday Soul Work: 

Also . . . 

You can catch up on the latest, including links to the  “Think On This” Easter devotions and podcasts in TableThink’s April letter:

Letter From Joshua And Kerrie: April . . . The Month Of Rising

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