In the week leading up to his crucifixion, Jesus looks briefly toward the future. A big lesson is that Christians should be watching and waiting expectantly for Jesus while serving him now here on earth.
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Father in heaven,
You have been more than generous, more than merciful and more than kind to us. We learn so many things from Jesus in this chapter, so we want to ask the help of your Holy Spirit as we make an effort to put all of these lessons into practice.
Help us to be careful, so that we do not lead others into sin. Help us to be forgiving, because we know that we sin ourselves. We also know that others will be certain to sin against us.
Help us to be full of faith because we know that you answer prayer. Help us to be servants so that we all become more like Jesus.
Help us to be thankful and focus on our blessings first. And finally, help us to be ready. The Bible tells us that Jesus is coming soon.
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
Jesus has clearly told us to watch and be ready for his return.
Your word repeatedly reminds us that he is coming soon. We do not want to neglect that major biblical point.
Help us to watch and be ready. Help us to be zealous for good works while we wait. Help us to be faithful to worship you, live for you and encourage one another till Jesus comes.