Psalms And Prayers For Congregational Participation
CALL TO WORSHIP Be glad and sing for joy, because God judges the peoples with justice and guides every nation on earth. May all people everywhere honor the judge unimpeachable.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION GOD OF LAW AND LOVE, YOUR SON CAME PREACHING THAT THE LAW WAS MADE FOR US AND NOT THAT WE WERE MADE FOR THE LAW. FORGIVE US IF WE HAVE MADE COMMANDMENTS FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW WHERE YOU HAVE NOT MADE ANY. EXCUSE ANY ZEAL THAT COMMANDS WHAT HE TAUGHT RATHER THAN TEACHING WHAT HE COMMANDS.
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Dean Feldmeyer Mary Austin Christopher Keating Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte Thomas Willadsen
For September 29, 2019:
The Backfire Effect by Dean Feldmeyer — When we hold an erroneous belief and are proven wrong, we tend to hang onto that belief even more fervently than before. That’s called the “Backfire Effect,” and Jesus knew about it.
Remember the story of Robin Hood? Robin Hood was no common thief; he was a distinguished social savior serving as an agent of the proper redistribution of wealth. “I take from the rich and give to the poor,” he said. Robin Hood believed Nottinghamshire should be one big, happy family, and he patrolled the highways and byways to make it so for the children and the peasants.
Our Sunday paper is so full of glossy magazine extras of various sorts, that it practically requires a wheel barrow to carry it all. I never get through all that is offered, but I do like to spend a leisurely hour or so reading some of the paper and flicking through the magazines, marvelling at the bizarre and flamboyant life-style apparently enjoyed by some people. Occasionally there are more serious articles as well and sometimes there can be quite a strange combination of articles, such as an article on diet immediately followed by several pages on chocolate cookery.