Sunday to Monday / People of Peace Practice Toxicology

On Sunday Pastor Dave's message was about the things we cling to that keep us from giving ourselves away.   We are more devoted to the pursuit of stuff than the human relationships Jesus invites us into.

We also celebrated the Rite of Passage Ministry - Confirmation of Faith for several of our youth, Max Nelson & Blake Bergeron. 

Here are some things to think about this week:

  • Is it easier for you to watch another family such as “Duck Dynasty” or the “Kardashians” on TIVO when it’s convenient, than to engage the relationships around you when needs and opportunity arise?
  • What do you hoard (money, baseball cards, golf time, shopping time, TV time, figurines, etc) that you potentially need to repent (turn away from) to allow God to have more space in your life?
  • The rich man in Luke 16:19-31 walked by the poor man at his gate each day.  Who might you be walking by that Jesus is calling you to stop and get to know?
  • Reflect upon Luke 16:19-31 through the lens of Helmut Thielicke’s quote, “We have only the Word, the Word made flesh and crucified, that namelessly quiet Word which came to us in one who was poor and despised as his brother Lazarus.  For he really wanted to be his brother.”
  • Pray for Blake Bergeron and Max Nelson in their walk of faith.

Links for Families:

  • Children Can Be Peacemakers: http://www.peacemaker.net/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=aqKFLTOBIpH&b=1084263&ct=1245235
  • Children’s Books on Peace: Can You Say Peace? By Karen Katz; The Peace Book by Todd Parr; What Does Peace Feel Like? By Vladimir Radunsky
  • How might your family share what you have with those who don’t have due to the flooding in Colorado?  Hold a yard or garage sale to make a needed monetary donation to Convoy of Hope, or if your family is all over 15 years, volunteer through Convoy of Hope.   Visit http://www.convoyofhope.org/ and their blog to find out how to donate or volunteer.     

 

 

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