Exploring connections between prophetic ministry and prophetic mission
by Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
LOUISVILLE — The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and contemplation of the power and promise of the paschal mystery. Perhaps there are no better models of how to live Lent than the prophets. Designed for congregational, family and individual use, the 2018 Presbyterians Today Lenten devotional is now available for ordering.
This year’s annual publication explores the potent connection between Jesus and the prophets. The prophets communicated the word of God; Jesus is the Word of God. The prophets predicted the coming of the prince of peace; Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Not only did Jesus continue the prophetic ministry, he is the fulfillment of the prophetic mission.
The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. and a board trustee for Union Presbyterian Seminary, has assembled a collection of challenging daily reflections, scripture readings and prayers to help us on our Lenten journey. The Lenten Devotional features oil paintings by Steven Burgess, an artist from upstate New York who is a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Salem, N.Y.
The 2018 Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional is available from the PC(USA) Store.
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