The question is not WHETHER you will sow or reap. You certainly shall sow and reap something. The only question is WHAT will you sow and then reap. Sow boldly in good cheer and look forward to a good harvest, for your Father richly blesses birds who neither sow nor reap. How much more shall … Continue reading Seeds of Gentle Restoration
This next Sunday is "Rally Day" at Immanuel Lutheran Church, the kickoff of our Sunday School season which will run through the rest of the school year. Immanuel hosts a cookout in the Laurel city park after service. Members pull in these huge grills for hamburgers and hotdogs. As the small town newspapers used to … Continue reading Words of Life and Healing: The Passage
The lessons here for Sunday School on 12th February 2017 review the events of the day we know as Palm Sunday. Our materials focus on the accounts in Mark 11:1-10 and Luke 19:28-40. I'd like to invite and encourage you to listen to the sermon from the 1st Sunday in Advent. It looks at the Palm Sunday … Continue reading Your King Comes to You
(A review of 2/5/17 Sunday School Lesson text on Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-10) Memes are meant to stick in our minds. Little snapshot slogans on social media tend to stay with us, sometimes longer than they should. Some are religious, others political, humorous or sweet. Juxtaposed images and text can leave an impression, for better … Continue reading Eat The Rich?!?
Review of Lessons For Sunday 22 January 2017 For Sunday School teachers, Lesson on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and 2 Samuel 5:1-10 How often have we confessed: "I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord..."? The whole Bible is about Jesus. Jesus says in John 5:39, "You search the Scriptures because you think that … Continue reading What is a Christ, Anyway?