Midweek of Lent 3
March 10, 2021
The Service in PDF format is at: March 10, 2021 Service
Overview of service
AWe’ll begin by having Diane Crocker interview Allison Hobgood, the Director of the Corvallis Drop-In Center. The Drop-In Center is doing much to meet the needs of those living on the edge and in the interview you will discover all that Peace has done with its Backpack Ministry. We’ll then transition to a time of prayer and devotion.
WHO CARES ABOUT TRUTH?
And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes
and the elders came to Him, and they said to Him, “By what authority
are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do them?”
Jesus said to them, “l will ask you one question; answer Me, and I will
tell you by what authority I do these things. Was the Baptism of John
from heaven or from man? Answer Me.” And they discussed it with one
on other, saying, “lf we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you
not believe him?’ But shall we say, ‘From mon’?”-they were afraid of the
people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. So they answered
Jesus, ‘We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you
By what authority I do these things.” (Mark 77:27b-33)
This story makes me sad. The religious leaders ask Jesus how He
dares to throw the merchants out of the temple, and Jesus promises
to answer if they give Him an answer first. Did God send John the
Baptist, or not?
A simple question-but the religious leaders can’t answer it. They
are too busy calculating what the effect of their words will be. They
never stop for a single moment to ask: What is the truth?
God help us in our world today, for we are in the same boat. There
are far too many voices, and far too little concern for truth. Let us.
cling to the one good Truth that we know-to Jesus, who never lies
to us. Then the answers become surprisingly simple: Yes, God sent
John. Yes, God sent Jesus-in fact, God came into our world as the
Man Christ Jesus, who died to save us and rose to give us true, real life.
Lord, You are the Way and the Truth nod the Life. Keep me with You.
———————————————————————Reflect & Discuss
- ls it ever okay to lie, even a little? Why or why not?
- Tell about a time when the truth of some situation made a big difference in your life.
- How did you come to know that Jesus’ Good News is true?