40 Tellable Tales For Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter And Pentecost
There is a high hill which overlooks the little city of Rich-land Center, in south west Wisconsin where I grew up. I'll never forget the night I climbed that hill and literally ended up between a rock and a hard place. About three-fourths of the way up the hill, where the path makes a wide bend on a natural plateau, there is a large opening in the trees which allows an unobstructed view of the city below. The rock, a slab of sandstone nearly four feet high and seven or eight inches wide, lay at a 45-degree angle, about 20 feet off the path.
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There’s that old rhyme associated with weddings, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.” These were the things the bride was supposed to wear to her wedding to ensure prosperity and good luck.
John the Baptist gives us a great example of how to be a friend. Many times, when someone new comes along people get scared their friends will like the new person better. This happens to kids and adults. Bullying often stems from the fear that someone else will steal friends away. A bully sees the only line of defense as making fun of the new kid. They hope by ruining their reputation their friends won’t want to be friends with the new person, and the bully can keep all their friends to themselves.
Jackie thought Miss Potter looked something like a turtle. She was rather large, and slow and ponderous, and her neck was very wrinkled. But Jackie liked her, for she was kind and fair, and she never seemed to mind even when some of the children were quite unpleasant to her.
Call To Worship John the Baptist exclaimed as he saw Jesus: "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" Two disciples heard him and they followed Jesus. We have come this morning to worship Jesus, the Lamb of God; let us also be prepared to follow him as faithful disciples. Come, let us worship.