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When we meet together, we take time to share our joys and concerns together. Consider your past week. If you have any prayer requests, you can add them to this post as a comment. When you are ready, use the prayer below (source) to get started.
Almighty and everlasting God,
You are always more ready to hear than we are to pray,
and to give more than we desire or deserve.
Pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is convicted,
and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask,
except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.
Today's lesson is on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.
Our Sunday School lesson is titled Résumé of Those Called. Paul is addressing a division in the church between worldly wisdom and godly wisdom.
Martin Luther believed that Godly wisdom was ordained by God and worldly wisdom is a human doctrine of glory which leads to the blinding of hearts. To the world the brutal execution of Jesus does not seem like a victory. God’s power and salvation is revealed in the resurrection.
Father, we bow our hearts before you. Your ways are far beyond the ways of human wisdom. May we rely on your strength and wisdom as we put our trust in your Son. It is in his name we pray. Amen.
Thought to Remember
God's ways seem foolish to a world impressed by cleverness and success.
This week's benediction is from the New International Version.
Next week's lesson is on 2 Timothy 1:3-14.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.