. . . Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. . . .Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
From sermon4kids.com: “Jesus is our perfect role model because he is God’s perfect Son who brings salvation to all who obey him.”
Scripture: August 12, 2018—2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; and John 6:35, 41-51.
Collect: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Reflection: “Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you” (Eph. 4:31–32). Have you ever experienced bitterness, wrath, anger, wrangling, slander, or malice in yourself or from others? How do you overcome and find grace to forgive?
Image “Forgiveness” by Sofia Inger
Sunday School—will start the Sunday following Labor Day (9/9/18)
“I know that I have life
only insofar as I have love.
Movies/Videos: “Hearts in Atlantis” (2001), portrayal of courage, fortitude, and compassion; “Where the heart is” (2000), people are often blunderers but blessed with good friends; “The Game” (1997), “What whack on the head would it take to wake me up and open my heart?”
I think we can have another ice cream social on Sunday, August 19th, at 3 pm. We have leftover ice cream but you bring toppings (except Sitniks – they have leftover toppings). Looking forward to it.