“Leap of Faith” is a devotional series on the Gospel of John for the Lent season. All readings are available on the Vineyard One NYC app, along with additional resources for Bible reading, worship, and prayer (IPhone app here; Google Play app here).
On this Ash Wednesday, welcome God’s presence. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your devotional time.
John 1: 1-34
REFLECT AND PRAY
1) From verses 1-18, what phrase or image about Jesus stands out to you? Why do you think it speaks to you at this moment of your life?
2) John refers to Jesus as “The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world . . . the Messiah . . . the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit . . . the Chosen One of God” (v. 29, 33, 34). Which of these names for Jesus means the most to you right now. Why? Tell Jesus who he is to you right now, giving him thanks.
John says that he is someone who “clears the way for the Lord’s coming” (v. 23). How do you think you are called to prepare others to know and serve Jesus? Ask Jesus to show you one concrete step you can take that will help “clear the way” for the Lord’s coming.