Monday, June 18, 2007

Sunday in Review - June 17, 2007

What a day we had yesterday! We had 29 people in attendance, which is wonderful, but the most fun part was that 8 of them were children! Yes, I had quite the Sunday school class yesterday. We have several ladies who come to our church who work as nannies, and a couple of them were able to bring the children of the families for whom they work. I had several pre-schoolers, so I simplified my lesson and just let go and had fun with it. The best part was how well they listened; I cracked up watching their facial expressions match mine! LOL The lesson was about King Ahab taking Naboth's vineyard. I had great fun with Ahab's going home to pout because Naboth wouldn't give over the vineyard! ;) It was also an easy lesson to relate to younger children, because they are prone to pouting just like Ahab was, and wanting things that are not theirs. I was informed by one little girl, though, that "when you want something, you have to borrow it!" Well, yes . . . but I don't think she was quite catching on to what I was trying to teach. All in all, it was a great time in Sunday school, and I hope to get to teach the little ones again soon.

Have I mentioned that I'm loving the series on I Peter?!! ;) Last night brought another excellent sermon on "Sightless Love," taken from chapter 1, verses 8 and 9 - "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."

- The Possibility of Sightless Love - the sightless love we have for our Saviour is possible because He first loved us (I John 4:15-19). Love naturally begets love.

- The Preeminence of Sightless Love - My love for God is to have first place in my life (Colossians 1:18). God desires first place in my life.

- The Power of Sightless Love - God's love for me changes, transforms my life. A lack of service for God indicates a lack of love for God (Revelation 2:1-4). The church didn't lose its first love (not loss of salvation); it left its first love (a choice not to love God supremely).

Thanks for letting me share our Sundays with you!


  1. Well, thanks for sharing your Sundays with us! It's always good to hear what the Lord is doing! : )

    Our pastor is going through 1 Peter on Sunday mornings and I have enjoyed it very much. I haven't been able to be at church for two weeks though and I *really* miss it.

  2. You sounded so happy! God is blessing your work there and I need to make it a point to pray more often for you all. Your acount of the kiddies in S.S. made me miss my teaching days.


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