Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.
Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Dave
Hymn Sing – Congregational Hymn Pick
Prayer Concerns – Pastor Ross
Pastoral Prayer – Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading – Acts 2:1-8; 12-21 – Pastor Ross
Message – For a Name: Caring Hearts
Communion – Pastors Linda, Ross & Dave
Benediction – Jeff Nelson
The Parable of the Lost Son
11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.
12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So, he divided his property between them.
13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.
14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
15 So, he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him o his fields to feed pigs.
16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating but no one gave him anything.
17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I a starving to death!
18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
19 I am no longer worthy o be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’
20 So, he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.
24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So, they began to celebrate.
What would you do? One day I was shopping, I went into McDonalds for lunch and there was a man with his homeless shopping cart filled up with his belongings and a dozen or so water bottles, he was filling at the soda fountain with ice and water.
I would not go get my soda because he was there. He just looked dirty. I kept watching him.
Then a man walked up to this Homeless guy, asked him if he would like something to eat. The man said, “Just a cheeseburger”. The other man returned with a bag with 2 cheeseburgers, fries, apple pie and a large cup for soda. I thought to myself, “What a nice person to do that for this homeless person.”
Then I asked myself, “”Why wasn’t that me who asked him if I could buy him lunch?”
What would you do?