North Highland United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

September 2010 Column

 

READING SCRIPTURE AS A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE
SEPTEMBER 2010
 
This Reading Scripture Exercise is often humbling as well as challenging.
 
Choose a passage. Put YOUR name into the passage. Can you “hear” the words speaking to you. SAM is reading............
 
I Corinthians 12:1ff “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want SAM to be uninformed.
SAM knows that when he was a pagan he was enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak,
therefore I want SAM to understand that...................”
 
The TEN COMMANDMENTS with OUR NAMES
SAM shall have no other gods before me
IRENE shall not make for herself an idol
SAM shall not misuse the name of the Lord
IRENE, remember the Sabbath......
 
I Corinthians 13:4-7 “SAM is patient. IRENE is kind. SAM is not envious or boastful nor is IRENE arrogant or rude.
SAM does not insist on his own way; IRENE is not irritable or resentful.
SAM does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. IRENE bears all things, believes all things,
SAM hopes all things.................
 
PUT YOURSELF into SCRIPTURE.
 
Peace, Pastor Sheila