Sunday Collectives 6/27/16 – 7/3/16
–pray in agreement on anything, God will do it for them? Does this mean God will give us anything?
The Bible surely seems to say that. I promise that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my Father in heaven
will do it for you. (Matthew 18:19)
By Mike Adams
If you’re like me (and I hope you’re not) you may be rolling your eyes right now, thinking, “Oh great! Another blog about the story of the Prodigal! Haven’t we read and heard enough about this story already?” If that’s you, I empathize with you. I suppose you’re right and a part of me feels the same way. For several years running, it seemed the story of the Prodigal was always popping up somewhere. Perhaps it was due to the popularity of Keller’s book, The Prodigal God. It does seem like that book started a trend that perhaps has been overdone.
Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6: 28-29
I was walking to work today and got to thinking about all the steps that I had to go through to get employed over the years. It was not an easy process. You go from finding the job, filling out the application and more. If you have a healthy job history, you begin to add pages. You want it to be professional looking so you drum up a resume.
Let us suppose that tomorrow we are given a life changing gift. Surely, among all those receiving such a gift would be countless reactions and sentiments. The main sentiments would range from those who are grateful for the gift, but forget the importance of saying thank you, to those who desire to say thank you, to those who want to impress the giver of the gift with just how thankful they are..
By Lynn Cowell
When I was a kid, I remember standing next to a sixty year old woman in church. She was holding the hymnal up so that her elderly mother and she could share it. At one point, as the song moved to another verse, the mother reached up and pointed at that verse on the page, as if her daughter might not know. That image stuck with me. It’s an image I often think of when I see people trying to be everyone’s mother.