“The Deacon’s Message”, Acts 6:8-15 & Acts 7. The story of Stephen rocked the early church. Not long after being ordained a Deacon, he is confronted by the religious establishment of the day. Before they ended his life by stoning, he gives one of the greatest Sunday School lessons in history. It’s a lesson that we need to hear today!
“Excuses at Suppertime”, Luke 14:16-24. It is part of the sinful nature to make excuses. It is always someone else’s fault why we can’t behave correctly or why we can’t get something done on time. Honestly, we usually don’t have to put a lot of thought into it. The parable today from Jesus should get our attention when it comes to rejecting HIS invitation to HIS supper. Whatever excuse we are using won’t grant us an excusal. What is your excuse for not coming to Christ?
“Getting what you want, and wanting what you get”, 1 Samuel 8. As Samuel became old, the Elders of Israel didn’t see a future with Abiah, and Joel as judges. That was a good call due to their immoral conduct. However rather than trusting God completely for a remedy, they demanded their solution be accepted from Samuel and ultimately God. At the end of the day, the king they so desired would not be the King of all creation...and there would be consequences. Choosing any