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Scripture:  John 3:14-21
[ Summary:
Jesus is a light who helps us better see God. ]


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ASK    (a.k.a The On-Ramp)

  • Good morning!
  • Have you ever played the game, “Made you look!” ?
  • Here’s how it works – I point over there, for instance, and say, “look at those kangaroos! Do you see those kangaroos? Right over there by the kittens?
  • And then, when you look over there, I’ll say, “Made you look!”
  • Or, I might point at your shirt, here, and say “Oh no! You’ve got something on your shirt!”
  • Then, when you look down, I would tap you on the your nose or chin and say, “Made you look!”
  • Have you ever played that game?
  • What do you think – are you supposed to look or not in that game? (No….)
  • You are right – you are not supposed to look. Because if you look that means you tricked by the other person, right?


TELL    (a.k.a. The Freeway)

  • In today's scripture passage, we hear that Jesus is like a light that helps us to better see God and ourselves.
  • In other words, Jesus “makes us look.”
  • But, Jesus does not trick us, like the person in the game does.
  • Instead, Jesus invites us to look, which means we have a choice.


SHARE the Good News   (a.k.a. The Destination)

  • So, if we say yes to Jesus’ invitation, then we will see how we can better receive God’s healing love.
  • Which means we will have more of God’s healing love
  • And if we have more of God’s healing love, then we have more of God’s healing love to share with those who are around us.
  • And that's the good news for today.


CLOSING Prayer

  • Let’s pray.  This is a repeat-after-me prayer.

Dear God,

Dear God,


Thank you for Jesus…

Thank you for Jesus…


…who helps us…

…who helps us…


…see you better.

…see you better.



Amen   


Posted February 28, 2015
Written by Nathanael Vissia


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Written for Sunday, March 15, 2015

4th Sunday of Lent

Lectionary Year B

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