Resources for the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Call to Worship
L: Father, teach us your laws.
P: And help us to obey them.
L: Lord Jesus, teach us of your love.
P: And help us to share it.
ALL: Holy Spirit, guide and direct us as we seek to
live within God’s covenant. Amen.
God's Top Ten,
and Psalm 19
Steadfast Love to the 1,000th Generation, Exodus
by Rev. Randy L. Quinn
Said You Could Do That?
by Rev. Thomas Hall
How to Deal With Anger,
Sweeter Also Than Honey,
by F. Schaefer
by Edwin Searcy
Understanding God's View of Justice
by Carolyn Bingham
I have a kitty cat named Prissy. She
has long hair. She is black and orange on top and white underneath. She is not
all that bright, but she has a lot to say about what happens at my house. I
order special cat food over the Internet. Prissy tells me when to go to bed, and
then she sleeps on me. I brush her and pet her and let her curl up in my lap.
But sometimes I throw a wrench in things. One warm lovely day this week I put
her outside. I know it is good for my sedentary little feline to get some fresh
air and sunshine and to have the opportunity to chase little critters. Wouldn’t
you think she would appreciate my thoughtfulness? Wouldn’t you expect her to
joyously embrace the great outdoors?
You’re probably already running
ahead of me here. Prissy was not impressed. As far as she was concerned, I had
disrupted her happy life. I upset her little applecart. I was totally
outrageous. What right did I have telling her she needed to be more than a couch
kitty? Well, you may think Prissy needs to broaden her horizons. (Actually, you
probably think I need to get a life.) I am majoring on minor issues. Because
like my cat, I sometimes need a wake-up call. I get in a rut. I find myself
doing things that have no value—sometimes I even find myself doing things I
should not do at all. I forget what it is I’m really supposed to be doing. You
do it too. And so did those guys who worked at the temple in first century
Jerusalem. Listen to happened to them:
You have to understand that this
started out as a normal day for these fellows. Passover was a busy time of
year—like Christmas is for us. People came to the city of Jerusalem from all
over. They came to the temple to offer sacrifices and pay monetary offerings
throughout the year, but during Passover, everyone came at the same time. Just
imagine what it would be like for you today if you needed to go to Jerusalem to
offer up a little lamb as a sacrifice...Subscribers:
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