October 14, 2018
A spaghetti with meat sauce meal is planned for Community Table on Halloween night We will have trick or treat candy for children and it should be a lot of fun! Come and eat with us and let the kids show off their costumes. I’ve got several choices for a costume, it is a matter of what the temperature is that day. Adults are welcome to come and play board game or dominos. If that is not your pleasure, then just help us eat pie or cake.
Pastor Ken was privileged to perform a wedding on Monday at Laurel St. United Methodist Church.
Nancy Wooldridge was our Worship Leader and Cole Moore served as acolyte.
Nancy read the scripture lesson from Mark 10:17-31.
In the lesson a man asks Jesus, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God.” Jesus answers the wealthy man by telling him to sell all he owns and to give it to the poor. But the man went away saddened by the answer. Then Jesus tells His disciples, “Children, it is easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter God’s kingdom.” Jesus also tells them, “But many who are first will be last. And many who are last will be first.”
The rich young man is usually regarded as a moral coward. But he did run to Jesus and knelt before Him, and the man certainly asked the right questions. The Bible says that Jesus looked upon the young fellow and loved him. That is not scathing criticism. And Jesus was revered at that time as a new prophet, not as the Son of God.
Far too often in the church we are not humble. Much more often our motivation is not sincerity but recognition and advancement of our agenda. But the rich young man knelt in the road in broad daylight, he was humble. Now let’s look where he went negative. He was looking for a rule to keep to please God. He asked, “What must I do?” He was conforming outwardly instead of obeying inwardly. That may be what we are doing – living by law rather than by grace.
How about you, how about me?
Let us examine ourselves to see if material wealth is so important that it affects our relationship with others. Does it create a distance between ourselves and God?
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