So…Between Samson and James, we learned a lot today at church. ย What did you learn and how are you going to apply it to your life?

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Summary

  1. Well first of all I am so happy my computer will let me on the devo’s and We can apply this t our life by not juding a book by it’s cover and not just pickin fav’a and going to outher people and talking!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. i agree w/ kendra because we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. We shouldn’t do the same w/ people! Jesus looks at people by seeing what’s inside and not whats outside.When we get 2 heaven,we will stand before Jesus Christ and he will judge us by the things we haven’t done.

  3. This weeks devotions have really made an impact on my heart. I believe God is really trying to get this point across about not having favoritism toward others and notching those who are invisible in our lives. James was such a practical writer and everything he wrote is important and something we all need to check and apply to our lives. Favoritism sucks, and when we show mercy and grace to just the people we favor, we are not being Godly or Christ like at all, because God is not a respecter of persons. He doesn’t favor me over you, but expects us to follow His commands and not be transgressors of them. God wants us to love our neighbor as thyself and it says it’s the second most important law accoring to Matthew 22:34-40. It must be important, so we should do it not because we fear the consequences, but because we love God and want to spread the mercy He’s given us unto others! Like Allie said, on judgement day, we will be judged for our mercy. If we showed mercy and justice to others then our judging will be filled with justice and mercy, but if we fail to show this to others what God has done for us, then we will be judged without mercy and justice. These verses are so important and something we all need to grab ahold of!
    The story of Samson today was a great reminder of how sometimes we think we can tackle everything on our own. We believe we got this and can take it once peice at a time on our own, but it is so not true! We can’t do it alone! We need God, and we need Him to guide us through our oppressions and put them in His hands not ours. How do we put oppressions in God’s hand? We pray about it. When we pray about our circumstances or problems, we are putting them in God’s hands. Prayer is key, and needs to happen more then once. We can’t be like Samson and realize after we’re completely blind that we need God, we need Him NOW and He will guide us through and provide for us! I know sometimes I think I can tackle things all on my own, but I can’t.. I need God more then anything! He can teach me and guide me through my oppressions!
    Great day at Sonshine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. yea i agree with kendra too we cant judge a book by its cover we cant judge people by the way they look we have to get to know them and learn stuff about them…like for example you could meet this guy and he might have like a bunch of tatoos and then turn out to be a really awesome guy. So i learned that i need to get to know someone before i judge them cuz i do that alot and i really need to stop and i will.

  5. In Sunday school we reviewed James 2:1-13, and it was cool seeing everyones repsonses to how favoritism is a big issue that we’re all guilty of! Laura made a point that God didn’t just say favortism was wrong, but it was a commandment to not favor over one another. Its so easy to form opinions and thoughts on others, and I know that God wants us all as Christians to be loving to everyone and not just some people!
    In service, Pastor Ben talked about how Samson did everything wrong but in the end got everything right! He screwed up a lot, and i related to that. I mess up a lot, and I forget to thank God for the gifts he’s given me. Samson’s first prayer compared to his last prayer shows how his faith in God increased, and how he finally changed his perspective to God’s perspective. Judges 16:28 was the right response: “And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.” Samson realized he wasn’t powerful enough to defeat the Philistines on his own, and he realized his fate. He turned to God instead of himself, and he no longer made survivial his goal, which was one of the points on the bulletin. It shows me as a human that no matter how many mistakes i make throughout my life, God will always be there for me, and that’s such a comforting thought!

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