In this week’s gospel text, John the Baptist asks a penetrating question: “Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” As we all try to wrap our minds around last week’s mass murder in San Bernardino and the disturbing information about the perpetrators that has emerged in recent days, we might think that the specter of terrorism could well be “the wrath to come.” But while this incident and its implications are grabbing all of the media attention at the moment, we at The Immediate
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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”(v. 26)
Hello dear children,
I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.
But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.