Subject: sermon reflections for 9/19/10
Hi, it’s me again …
Please continue in prayer for Addie Mae Smith who is now in residence at Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines. If you’d like to send her a card or letter, contact the church office (482-5530) for her address. Also keep Bill Waggoner, Sr. in your prayers. He was a patient at Mercy Hospital this week.
Sorry if you weren’t able to make it to church this past Sunday. It was a privilege to present 3rd grader Kristian Martens with a bible and to dedicate memorial gifts purchased and put into use this past year. As for the potluck marking the kick-off of fall Sunday School—what a spread. No one went home hungry!
This next Sunday is blanket Sunday. For a donation of $5 a blanket can be purchased for use in the United States or the world where there is great need. If you can’t be in worship to contribute, send your gift to the church office.
Also, the 19th marks the beginning of our stewardship study—Giving: unlocking the heart of good stewardship; study books are $10. If you won’t be able to take part in a study discussion group, I encourage you to purchase the book for your personal devotional use or in preparation for Sunday worship.
For this Sunday (19th)
• Scripture: Luke 16:1-13
• Sermon: The Bottom Line
1. Why do you think Jesus made a crook the “hero” of his story?
2. How does Jesus’ story show the importance of cultivating relationships?
3. How can we use cleverness and shrewdness in preparing for God’s kingdom?
4. Why does Jesus teach that we can’t serve both God and money? Do you think that’s true?
5. What might you need to change in your life in order to more fully serve God rather than money? (Our stewardship study book has some thoughts on this.)
LOVE & JOY