Tom Scott - 28/05/2017
Date: May 29, 2017
Today, our country observes Memorial Day as a way to remind us of those who have gone before us. Many Americans have the day off and will enjoy some extra time in bed, with the family, doing something enjoyable. Hopefully you will have a pleasant experience today with whatever activities you have planned. Let me take just a few moments to share this E-study with you as we reflect upon yesterday’s message. We wrapped up our series on being deeply loved. Peter tells us to deeply love one another even as Christ has loved us. That can be challenging at times. We looked at the time in Moses’ life when he was rejected by the Jews and ran off into the wilderness. Here are five questions for us to work through this week.
1. When was the last time you had to deal with flat out rejection from someone you loved or looked up to?
2. Moses spent forty years in the wilderness. One has to wonder how many times he replayed that scene in his head as the Hebrew told him off. Can you think of some others in the Bible who had to deal with rejection?
3. During the last half of the message I shared some thoughts on church fights, but I also talked about the importance of serving others. What is one thing that you can do this week to live a more simplified life so that you have more time and energy to love others?
4. A second point that I made is that we need to laugh often. Far too many people these days are uptight about almost everything. How has laughter helped you learn to love others better?
5. Often the words ”live, laugh, and love” are found together on a poster or plaque. Paul told the church at Thessalonica to love one another even more so going forward. Is there someone within the community of the church who needs our love this week and how can we show them that love?
Enjoy your day today! I am looking forward to Sunday because we will be kicking off our summer preaching series. Our text for the summer will be First Corinthians chapter 13. That’s right, we are going to look at the love chapter. See you Sunday.