HOLY WEEK – Tuesday Devotion

HolyWeek_SquareMark 12:28-34

As I sat on my bed looking at my sister, the anger that I had towards her began to fade away into frustration about being locked in a room with her by my parents. My parents were under the impression that locking me and my sister up together would somehow get us over our argument. As time pasted we both began talking to each other about how stupid it was to be locked in the same room. Looking back on it now I understand why my parents locked us together, it was about the most important commandment given to us by Jesus…love.

In Mark 12:28-34, Jesus tells us the two most important commandments. The first is to love the Lord, and the second is to love others. Jesus did put a stipulation on these commandments. He said to love the Lord with all your heart and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself. It is like the lesson I learned as a child, love your sister even if you do not agree with her. That is what parents do, they teach us to learn to love and our heavenly father is the same. He wants all his children to love each other no matter what. Family is what binds us together and is what makes our life better, so during this Holy Week remember that not only do you need to show love and compassion to your biological family you need to also work on showing love and compassion to your spiritual family as well.

Here is my prayer for the day:

Dear Lord, Thank you for sending your son to die for our sins so we can live forever with you in heaven. Please give us the strength to overcome our disagreements with each other and to focus more on the love that binds us together as spiritual siblings. May we reflect on the lessons you have taught us through your actions and words during this Holy Week. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

DeAnna Elliott
Operations Director

HOLY WEEK – Monday Devotion

HolyWeek_SquareMark 11:15-19

This is the story of the cleansing of the Temple in Mark. I am going to address this story by including what comes right before, in Mark 11:12-14.

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. Continue reading “HOLY WEEK – Monday Devotion”

HOLY WEEK – Palm Sunday Devotion

HolyWeek_SquarePalm Sunday – Mark 11:1-11

We begin the holiest of weeks in the Christian year by remembering Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Amidst the waving palms is a sense of unrest among the people, a sense of hope that a messiah may just be in their midst. Change is in the air even if people don’t know exactly what that change may be like. Continue reading “HOLY WEEK – Palm Sunday Devotion”

From Danny for Sandy Springs Christian Church

Palm Sunday 2015Dear Church,

Believe it or not, Holy Week is almost here. We begin this Sunday with Palm Sunday and will move through to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday Continue reading “From Danny for Sandy Springs Christian Church”

Give Me a Latte and Deep Thoughts

StarbucksStarbucks baristas are going to begin having conversations on race with people at their stores. This obviously has sent people from all sides into various states of wondering what in the world is happening when we are having serious conversations before we get our coffee. After all, the coffee has to come first, right? Continue reading “Give Me a Latte and Deep Thoughts”

From Danny: Sandy Springs Christian Church

Staff St. PattysDear SSCC Family,

I hope you are doing well and having a great week. St. Patty’s week is always a fun and festive week as people dress in green and celebrate in various ways. Continue reading “From Danny: Sandy Springs Christian Church”