In every culture and time, persons of faith, of all ages, have summoned trials and tribulations to find the endurance and strength to “dance.” They have danced with the weight of the world upon their shoulders, sustained by God and others dancing near them.
Hard to Dance With the Devil On Your Back is a seven-session Lenten study that looks at the transcendent struggle in the lives of believers, while helping us to enter the continually crumbling world surrounding Jesus and the disciples in the days preceding Easter.
Appropriate for both group and individual use, the study provides one session for each week in Lent. Each session includes a Scripture reference, a brief reading, questions for reflection or discussion, and a prayer.
The title of this study will remind you of the hymn written by Sydney Carter in 1963 "Lord of the Dance"
The Dance: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 12:9
A Parable: Luke 12:32; Matthew 19:2-5
The Wronged: Isaiah 53:3; 1 John 13:34-35; Matthew 12:20
The Wrong: Matthew 9:9-13
The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved: Judas: John 13:21-30; 1 John 4:18
When Worlds Collide: Jeremiah 18:1-6; Isaiah 49:16
Dancing with Holes in Your Moccasins: Matthew 5:14; Revelation 21:3