Thoughts: When the rich man had been condemned to hell, he begged Abraham to warn his five brothers who were leading decadent lives to forsake their sinful ways, so they would not go to hell as he had.
But Abraham said, “they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.”
How much do we hear and understand and remember from the books of Moses and the prophets? The first five books of the Bible are known as the books of Moses, but who are the prophets? Which Old Testament books did the prophets write? And what is this about major and minor prophets? Were they in leagues, or something?
The five sinful brothers could have found the guidance they needed in Micah 6:8.
“…what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justice,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Discussion: What Old Testament books deserve more attention than many churches currently give them?
Activity: Much of Numbers is not riveting reading, but when you read Numbers 6:24-26, you will receive a blessing.
Remember in prayer this week Jackie Braidwood, Audrey Cowsert, Vivian and Stu Hansard, Martha Meyer, and Mildred Parker.
Remember our short-term can drive for Hands4Detroit, all non-perishable food is due by September 28th. Ten days, ten cans, 100 pounds of love.
This Wednesday we are helping with Big Beaver’s SOS night. Call Julie Olsavsky if you have a burning desire to help from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on September 21st.
This Thursday, Connections will be in the kitchen at 6:30pm cooking up some meals for our hospital returnees. Are you a good cook? Check out Connections this Thursday.
This Sunday is Bible Sunday when our 3rd graders and above will receive their Bibles. The HealthPros will also be giving FREE blood pressure checks during coffee fellowship.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.