Losing your life…

  • Workout Date - 03/18/2015
  • Q In Charge - Zoila
  • The PAX - Amelia, Affordable Care Act, Banjo, Zoila (YHC)
  • AO -

4 faithful took a break from work to discuss Jesus’ story.  We are now a few weeks from Holy Week, meaning the story of Jesus’ life on earth in the Gospels is coming to an end…

The Thang: John 12:20-33

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

We discussed what it actually means to “love your life” and what it means to “lose your life”.  Is it our possessions, our status, or our self-created identity that we are meant to lose (or all of the above)?

We discussed the voice coming from heaven, and how we might have felt had we been around and heard the audible word of God.


Prayer Requests:

-M Amelia, dealing w/ acid reflux

-Banjo’s co-worker who suffered a stroke and is having part of his skull re-attached tomorrow.  Not sure yet about long-term prognosis.


Night Ops, launching 3/22 at 1900 at Cleveland Park

The Jackalope, Swamp Rabbit CSAUP, 5/16 at 0600, 7+ miles of group run with pain stations every mile.  Volunteers needed for support.

Amelia is Q next week with Mark 15

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