Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Think About It – “The dearest idol I have known, whate’re that idol be, Help me to tear it from Thy throne and worship only Thee.” Hymn: “Walking with God” by William Cowper


When the nation of Judah fell to King Nebuchadnezzar in 605 BC many of its citizens were deported to Babylon. Daniel was one such person at a young age. He and others were chosen due to several factors (1:3-4) to serve in the king’s palace. However, Daniel had to spend three years learning and studying the Babylonian language and culture.

Good Ground

“He who has ears, let him hear.” Have your ears been working this past week? We considered three types of soil not producing any yield. What farmer would plant that brand of seed again? He would probably try something different.

Second Sunday after Pentecost 

Think About It

“It seems I have spent a lifetime of mouthing mechanically, ‘Say thank you. Sit up straight. Use your napkin. Close your mouth when you chew. Don’t lean back in your chair.’ Just when I finally got my husband squared away, the kids came along.”

—Erma Bombeck


atthew 13:22 The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced.

Rocks Everywhere!

Last week we learned of seed falling on ground that was a hard pathway and it had no chance of growing as the devil came and removed the seed.