Bible Point: God wants us to repent when we sin Key Verse: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 We learned this week how Nathan came to David and told him about a rich man who stole […]
In this life, it’s inevitable that endings will come; people move away, friends die and sometimes health fails. We can spend so much time worrying about the past or future, that we forget to celebrate the present moment and it’s in the present moment where God meets us. So, how do we celebrate the present […]
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be a healing for your flesh
and a refreshment for your body.
God‘s grace is truly amazing. Wrapped into our concept of grace are so many wonderful parts of our life of faith. Grace is God’s presence in our lives. We are not alone as we walk the journey of life. Deuteronomy states, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Setting goals is something I’ve been encouraged to do throughout the years when I began a new class, a new job, or a new commitment. Any time there is a new expectation or a new season, we want to have a good start. Goals are something that help us to have a good start. And we have to look at what we hope the end result will be so that we can figure out how we will get from point A to point B. Both the start and the finish are important as we look to the goals in our life.
Sharing a meal with friends is a special event. Good food and good conversation always make for a great time. Learning how to make good food with a good friend, now that is an awesome time. Jack and Jolene are a special couple who befriended Aimee and me at the church we served in Fort Cobb, OK. One day I called Jack and Jolene and asked if they would like to go to dinner with us. They said they would love to have dinner, but we should come to their house. Jack was getting ready to make his enchiladas and they thought we would enjoy that experience.
I can still remember that familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was eight or nine and starting 3rd grade. You know the feeling. When you’re so young you don’t know what to expect or how you’ll deal with the unexpected. Will I like my teacher? Will I make new friends? Will I do well in 3rd grade? Then there was the question the Rev. Wendy Lambert talked about in the opening sermon of the series, Orientation to life…. Will I belong? I was terrified.
The start of school brings many new things for students. Often, they are learning a new schedule. They are experiencing new academic challenges. Each year brings new social settings and growing opportunities.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Bible Point: Being kind honors God and others Key Verse: Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 We learned today that David honored Mephibosheth by allowing him to eat at the king’s table and by giving him all that had belonged to Saul. We also learned that […]