Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ordinary Time: Thursday, August 6, 2009

For those that were curious, Sarah did great her first day of school and had wonderful day. Mama and Daddy did ok too :)

Old Testament Lesson

2 Samuel 11:1-27

We see here in this passage, even the one after God's own heart fails. Even David, the one that wrote many of the Psalms, the one that was faithful time after time after time. That had faith. That did right. That stood for God. That had courage. That was one to be admired and looked upon. Even he failed.

We've problem all heard sermons about why David failed. The power of temptation. Things like that. And, many of those things are very true. But today, remember this. David failed and sinned against God. Even David. So, when we do something dumb, let us be reminded that even David, he failed God. And God still loved and used him. May we learn to forgive ourselves.

And we other make mistakes, may we not be as hasty to judge, but may we remember that just as David messed up, just as we mess up, so will others. And may we respond to other in grace at the times of weakness

New Testament Lesson

Acts 19:11-20

When people step out on faith, people believe. When those in the passage today destroyed the things keeping them from faith; others said, wow, there must be something to this Jesus. Do we live in such a way to lead others to say that? Do we live in such a way to cause others to examine and say - wow, what is it about them? Why do the live the way that they do? That happened over and over again in the New Testament. May it happened in our lives as well.

Gospel Lesson

Mark 9:2-13

Today, the disciples saw Jesus as He really is, glorious and powerful. He's our best friend. He's our companion. He's our guide. He's our safe harbor and shield. But, He's also God Himself. He's Lord. He's the very God we worship and praise and through Him all things are held together. May we have Him as a friend. But may we also remember that He is Lord.

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