Saturday, January 15, 2011
Epiphany 5 A (February 6): Daring to Shine
Bible Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12), Psalm 112:1-10, 1 Corinthians 2:1-12(13-16), Matthew 5:13-20
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Listening Song: Shine
By the Newsboys on their album, Shine: The Hits (pictured at left) or on WOW 1996. This song uses words from the gospel reading.
1. Salt and light have lost their preciousness in many ways to the Western world. What might Jesus say to us today if he was talking to us? You are like........
2. How do we shine God's light onto those around us?
Brainstorm definitions o the word "disciple".
Story: Why the Potatoes Sprouted
This story can be found at http://elbourne.org/sermons/index.mv?illustration+4048. It is based on the gospel story.
Story:Thermometers and Themostats
Found in Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, Youth Specialties Inc, 1994, ISBN 031040261, page 198 (pictured at right). This story is based on the Matthew reading.