...As I was pondering the
meaning of Scripture Reading from Luke 19, I was wondering what
exactly was the significance of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a
donkey. And I was asking myself, what does that compare to today?
In other words: "What would Jesus drive today?"
he be driving in on a Volkswagen Peace Bus? Or would he use public
transportation? Californians probably have their money on a Prius
as an environmentally friendly hybrid. College students would
suggest Jesus rode in on a bicycle or a skateboard. Honda lovers
have long claimed that Jesus would
drive a Honda Accord since Jesus once said in John 12:49a: "For I
did not speak of my own accord." What do you think Jesus would
Scripture: Mark 16:1-7
Hymn Link (with lyrics):
Thine Be The Glory
Mary and the Disciples were told: “don’t look for the living among the dead.
Go to Galilee and you’ll find him. And so they
did: The disciples encountered Jesus in a stranger that told them how to catch
fish. St. Paul had a vision of Jesus on “the road to Damascus.”...
Paying it Forward
Songs (See PPT for lyrics):
Give Me Your Eyes (Brandon Heath)
Brother (Need To Breathe)
Scripture Matthew 18:23-33
parable definitely teaches us something about forgiveness, it also
teaches about another principle that has been called: “Paying it
forward!” This principle was popularized by author Catherine Ryan
Hyde in her novel Pay It Forward (1999). In the year 2000, she
founded the Pay it Forward Foundation, a non-profit that has been
actively sought to put into practice this principle (the stories on
their website are amazing). Her book inspired the Holywood film by
the same name...
Sowing Good Seeds
Scripture Readings: Proverbs
11:27, Job 4:8, Galatians 6:7, James 3:18
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Video: A Story about Karma
...the biblical metaphors for reaping what you have sown are virtually
a description of Karma! The verses they list following this description are the
ones we just heard read. It's amazing to me to see how these conservative
evangelicals are so narrowly focused on their particular theology that they
don't even make sense anymore....