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Sunday Seed Thoughts: The Scars

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed,” observed American novelist and poet, Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

On this day when we remember Jesus at our communion services, we often think about the betrayal. The denial. The mocking. The kangaroo court of a trial. And the terrible, excruciating death by crucifixion.

We may focus on His resurrection. His victory over death and the devil. And how His bodily resurrection foreshadows our own resurrection.

We remember also His appearances to the women at the tomb. Peter and John. And the rest of the apostles.

But what about the scars? Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: A Good Today and a Better Tomorrow

Leroy Brownlow tells about an elderly brother who often prayed at worship offering this petition.

“Forgetting the things which are behind, give us strength and wisdom to press onward to a brighter future. May we be a progressive, improving people. May our tomorrow–if there be a tomorrow–be a little better than today and a lot better than yesterday.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: The Peace Prayer

The Bible teaches and nature tells us that “you reap what you sow.”

This “peace prayer” attributed to the 12th-century monk, Francis of Assisi, offers us a scriptural alternative to our culture’s practice of retaliation and retribution.

Lord, make us instruments of Thy peace. Continue reading

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