List of family rules on a poster board / Jesus' commandment on reverse side.
The Point: As a child of God, Jesus gives us one commandment - to love as he loves.
The Lesson: Welcome children. I am thankful that you came up to share with me.
Rules help a family to live together. Good rules will encourage the family to support each other in the family. Every family has important things that need to be done so that the home will run smoothly. Family rules help to divide up the tasks so everyone in the family shares in the life of the family.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.