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Sunday, July 11, 2010

In Church Today

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Today in Sunday school and church we were taught how important it is to forgive and not hold resentments.  Forgiving, rather than holding resentments, is better for our physical, mental, and spiritual health.  We are having a sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer.  Today’s lesson was on “forgive us our trespasses (debts) as we forgive those who trespass against us.”  In Sunday school the lesson writer’s wife had a relapse of cancer, this time inoperable.  The writer was able to avoid blaming God, and once again came to rely on God’s grace and timing.  In another lesson we read how it “is more blessed to give than to receive.”  Of course, we can keep and save every spare dollar.  But by giving a dollar when needed to someone else, we can be more blessed that if we had horded the dollar and spent it on ourselves—sometimes even permanently blessed.  Next we discussed the importance of having people we can confide in openly and honestly.  Mitch pointed out that in our church is the Stephen’s Ministry where church members council others when needed.  Another lesson discussed challenges and compared it to indoor rock climbing and belaying.  From a distance, the holds in rocks may appear different from when we act, take up the challenge and climb.  When we get up to the holds, we can better determine what hold to use.  In life we have to act and trust in God to help us determine (when we get there) how to best meet the challenges we are in.  Many people contributed to the class today.  Kunte mentioned that giving up resentments makes us feel better, alters our thinking, and removes the pain.  Everyone rejoiced when Bryan confided as never before regarding the progress he has made in his spiritual journey. 

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