Thoughts: Few people would choose to be old and poor. But how about being young and rich? All right? All right!
Mark 10:17 says “…one came running and kneeled” to Jesus. If you can run and then kneel easily, you are young. Biblical scholars call him the Rich Young Ruler. He must have been irresistibly appealing in his looks, his speech, his demeanor, because “Jesus beholding him loved him….”
We may not be young. We may not be rich. But when Jesus looks at us, he loves us. We are blessed.
Discussion: Why did Jesus choose these six particular commandments (Mark 10:19) to test the Rich Young Ruler?
Activity: What tangible possession do you value most?
Remember in prayer this week Sam Clay, Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Spencer Harrison (Joyce Bauman’s grandson), Sarah (Jim Kuszmaul’s granddaughter and Barbara Stroszynski’s niece), Brenda Michaux, Sylvia and Wallace Peacock, and Thelma Welbaum.
This Sunday is Bible Sunday and Stephen Ministry Sunday. Hope to see you on October 11th.
You have 12 days to prepare your rummage for our drop-off days: October 18, 19 and 20. The sale is Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th, and we still need workers.
Devotions, memories and holiday happenings are needed for our 2015 Advent devotional booklet. Please email your literary contribution (in Word as an attachment) to Sara Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org. Turn on some Christmas music, have a cup of tea to put yourself in the right mood for creating your unique story. All submissions are due by November 1 in preparation for our first Sunday in Advent, November 29.
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