Notes From Fred
I hope that some of you will respond to the invitation to try our Bible Journey Class at 9:30 on Sunday mornings – especially with this Sunday as a summary of the bible from Genesis to Esther; and preparing to turn to Job, who asks and receives a response (not necessarily an answer) to one of the most powerful questions for all of us – Why do we suffer? How can we have faith in the face of suffering?
And I hope that all of you will accept the invitation to join the list of our families coming together for our Third Annual Campout in two weeks – a wonderful time for fun, fellowship, and faith!
Do You Honor the Gifts?
Romans 12:4-8,10; 1 Corinthians 12:18-23(a),27
As you read and pray about the Scripture for this week, discuss it with someone else, and answer these questions:
- What specific words seem to be speaking to you, and why do those words “stand out” for you?
- God has blessed us with gifts of His Spirit which offer great gifts to the people we touch – often for people that we do not now know, if we will let His gift-giving Spirit lead us. We honor God’s gifts when we use them for Him through the Body of Christ, and when we recognize and enable others to use His gifts. In what new ways might God want you to use His gifts through the body of Christ here? What gifts has He given to others here that we can help nurture to be used for Him?
- What would you like to understand better after Sunday?
Let me know about your preparation—and to what extent the sermon connected to your life.