March 2019 | The Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus

March 2019 | The Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus

Lazarus, a beggar, dressed only in sores with dogs as companions, sits at the gate of a rich man who lives in the lap of luxury every day. Lazarus’s only desire is to eat the crumbs that fell from a rich man’s table. Later, the two men die; Lazarus goes to “Paradise” while the rich man goes to “Hades.” In Hades, the rich man is tormented and in his great agony from the fire, sees Lazarus and Father Abraham far away. He calls to Father Abraham and asks him to have pity on him and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and come cool his tongue. Abraham tells the rich man that his rewards came to him on earth while Lazarus suffered, and that now Lazarus is comforted while the rich man must suffer. He then explains that even if he wanted to, there is a great chasm fixed between them that will not allow anyone to cross between the two. The rich man responds to this by asking Abraham to send Lazarus to his father’s house to speak to his five brothers and warn them so they will not suffer his same fate. Abraham tells the rich man that his brothers have “Moses and the Prophets” (that is, the Old Testament) and they can get their wisdom from that. The rich man rebuffs this suggestion saying that it is far more powerful a proof if a dead man were to appear to them with this news. Father Abraham ends the discussion by telling the rich man that any man who does not listen to Moses and the Prophets would not be convinced even if someone were to rise from the dead.

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March: Stars Checklist

Track your stars collection as you journey through March ’19 content…
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March: Devotional

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. “The time came when the beggar died and the…Click here to read more

March: Lectio Divina

This Lectio Divina practice is brought to you by Krista Fleming, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Krista on Facebook or Instagram. Here is the beautiful prayer referenced in this Lectio Divina practice: “God, I offer myself to thee, to build with me and to do with me as thou will. Relieve…
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March: Meditation

This meditation is brought to you by Krista Fleming, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Krista on Facebook or Instagram. “Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:40‬ ‭TPT
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March: 60 Minute Slow Flow

This practice is guided by Caroline Williams. Here we lean into what, how, and who we’re seeing by embodying forward bends and back bends.
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March: 60 Minute Power Flow

This practice is guided by Abbey Leader Lindsey Nauta. She talks us through comfortable vs. uncomfortable, and working towards Warrior III and Half Moon Pose.
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March: Playlist

Power Flow and Slow Flow Playlist
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March: Creative Contemplation

The goal of contemplative practices is to develop deep intimacy with God, but sitting still and silently meditating isn’t the only way to do that. Our unique gifts, talents, heritages, and cultures all contribute to how we uniquely draw near to God. So, to celebrate this (and hopefully inspire you to contemplate more creatively), each month…
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