July 19th, 2011 08:10 PM
I am filling in on Sunday
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128
1 Kings 3:5-12
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8 should be a no-brainer but there are so many verses in there that everyone knows out-of-context that I don't think I could add anything without a really huge study. However, I think a discussion on naznet would probably be enlightening. e.g. when you put v. 28, 31, 37, 38-39 all in context what meaning and application should we derive from them.
So I think I am going with the parables of small things (mustard seed, yeast, etc)
I'd like to use Alton Brown's cooking episode about bread making - belching yeast but I'm not sure that it really adds anything except humor.
So far, I've just starting thinking and reading and meditating. Anyone else working from this passage?
The parable of the sower is stuck in the middle of the passage. Are these shorter parables amplifications or a different way to look at the kingdom
Random thoughts and directions:
small acts that have large consequences. small beginnings.