Psalms And Prayers For Congregational Participation
CALL TO WORSHIP Praise the matchless One, servants of God. There is none like our Sovereign God in heaven or on earth.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION RULER OF ALL, ALL THINGS, ALL PERSONS, WE ADMIT THAT WE ARE MORE SHREWD IN GETTING AHEAD IN EARTHLY THINGS THAN WE ARE IN HEAVENLY THINGS. WE MAY USE EVERY ADVANTAGE WE CAN GET TO AVOID TAXES, BUT NOT EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO AVOID TEMPTATION. WE MAY PAD OUR ACCOUNTS AND EXAGGERATE OUR VIRTUES IN GIVING ACCOUNT OF OURSELVES. FORGIVE DISHONEST ACCOUNTING AND SLIPSHOD MORALITY FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SON, OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
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There are situations of inequality between us as individuals. How do we treat each other equally when we are not equals in different ways?
No question, though Jacob and Esau are twins, they’re not equals. Esau was stronger, and better equipped to live as a hunter/gatherer. Jacob may be more intelligent when it comes to being a game player, but in some ways, he is not as emotionally intelligent when it comes to treating his father and brother as real people.
Hi everyone! (Let them respond) I want to tell you a story that Jesus told people one day. He was walking with a bunch of people who had just met him and they wanted to know more about him. They asked him how they could be more like him and have more faith in God. Jesus told them this story:
I've always rather enjoyed word puzzles, from simple puzzles like filling in the missing letters to discover a certain word, to cryptic crossword puzzles. Some I can manage, and some I can't! But I enjoy puzzling over them and having a go.
One autumn, a young man aiming for the seminary left home to complete his college degree. When he returned in the spring, his parents had gone into the chicken-for-eggs business. To that point, he knew little about chickens, except for the fact that they made an excellent dinner. He learned quickly, however, that to call a person a chicken, though perhaps appropriate, is not an act of admiration. For the novice, nothing is more nauseating than a chicken house full of chickens. He decided, nevertheless, to learn about chickens.