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Scripture:         Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

By: Sue Olesen

 

Thoughts:         For most of us, darkness and light are very different.  We usually dispel darkness as soon as we can.  We remember that darkness was one of the plagues brought upon the Egyptians.  We do not feel as Ebenezer Scrooge did in A Christmas Carol.  Although it was very dark in the hallway of Scrooge’s lodgings, he went steadily up the stairs, “… not caring a button for that.  Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”

 

Psalm 139:12 says that “… darkness and light are both alike to thee.”  John Ellerton repeated this in his hymn, “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name.”

                             “Grant us thy peace, Lord, through the coming night;

                             Turn thou for us its darkness into light.

                             From harm and danger keep thy children free,

                             For dark and light are both alike to thee.”

 

Discussion:      How did you feel about darkness when you were a child?

 

Activity:            Make a list of positive adjectives for night.  Restful?  Comforting?  Velvety?

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Scripture:         Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

By: Sue Olesen

 

Thoughts:         The parable in Matthew 12:1-9 makes farmers shudder.  Seed is precious.  It is not to be wasted.  Either seed has been carefully culled from previous crops – labor instensive – or it has been bought – expensive.  No sower worth shooting would fling seed about so irresponsibly.

 

Seeds do not choose where they fall.  So this parable must have been directed toward sowers.         

 

Discussion:      What seeds may fall near us that we do not want to nurture?

 

Activity:            The old hymn “Bringing in the Sheaves” admonished us to sow seeds of kindness “in the morning, at noontide, and the dewy eve.”

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Scripture:         Romans 7:15-25a

By: Sue Olesen        

 

Thoughts:         This is not one of Paul’s finest literary moments.  Was he interrupted while he was writing this and, when he returned to his work, forgot what he had already written? 

 

In summary, Paul wants to do right but often does wrong.  He concludes that sin within him causes him to do wrong.  So he declares himself a wretched man, who yearns for deliverance from this “body of death.”  He thanks God that Jesus Christ will deliver him.

 

Discussion:      What may have been the Romans’ reaction to this passage?  Impatience?  Sympathy?  Understanding?

 

Activity:            Homespun advice said that each day you should do one thing you didn’t want to do and one thing you wanted to do.

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