Sunday to Monday | Remember, Comfort, Hope

On Sunday, we gathered in the parking lot of Rock Canyon High School for a brief worship service sharing a time of comfort, remembrance and hope to those who lost their lives 10 years ago in the terrible tragedies of 9/11. From there, many of us traveled out into the community to share our time, helping with the Extreme Community Makeover. 

Something to think about as you move through your week...

-Where were you on 9-11-01 when you heard? What were you feeling? How has your faith (the nation’s faith) evolved in 10 years?

-What does Matthew 18:21-22 mean for a post 9-11-01 culture? How does reconciliation and forgiveness factor in?
An anonymous person was quoted on 9-11-01 saying, “I cannot go to my Christian church this weekend. They will mention forgiveness and that is not where I am at.” (for your reflection)

·As you have no experienced loved ones, the community, city, state, nation, and world remembering 9-11-01, what discoveries did you make? What did you notice about the activity or absence of God?

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Bianca wrote:
As an older man in church, I often get apoeapchrd by younger men sharing their marital problems. I often inform them that I am not a marital counselor and refer them to professionals for help when needed. However my most recent encounters with men that have committed adultery has led me to explore “forgiveness.” The Lord knows immediately whether one is repentant or not but how does a person genuinely discern forgiveness. On forgiveness for adultery, let’s take one step back. How does one sense that a person is truly repentant? The following two verses loudly ring out. 2 COR 7:10, Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret but worldly sorrow brings death. Also, Matt 3:8, Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of talk on the men's part, with no witness of godly sorrow nor no evidence of true fruits. Wives are unwittedly waiting to witness these signs through their husbands’ actions. When wives fail to see these signs, it impacts their attitudes at post forgiveness toward their husbands during the healing process; hence, a tough and long arduous road to recovery ensues which could eventually lead to bad cyclical behavior. In other words, no real improvement and back to square one, with worsening effects on the marriage.VT

Tue, July 10, 2012 @ 4:49 AM

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