Call to Worship Pastor: The Son of God has died in our place. He lived without sin; but in his death, he bore the sins of all humanity. People: He was despised and rejected, the outcast of society. Yet his sacrifice atones for our sins. Pastor: Jesus' death gives us redemption because God sent him to save us from sin. And Jesus was faithful to that mission. People: Our hearts are heavy because of our Lord's suffering. But we rejoice at the same time, because our Lord's death brings God's gift of new life.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.