28 February 2021 – Ellinwood Worship Guide

“The Essence of Our Faith in God”

2nd Sunday in Lent
Youth Month

Genesis 17:1-8, 15-16
Mark 8:31-38

To approach life as one big game that you always have to win is to live in hopeless delusion and fantasy. While material possessions, professional success, and personal victories are enjoyable, they last only for this life. Then they’re all left behind.

Jesus instructed His disciples to deny themselves, identify with His cross, and follow Him in self-denial, and for some that even meant death (Mark 8:34-35). He made it clear to His disciples that artificial victories in “the game of life” don’t count for much. What really counts is what’s done for the Lord.