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Pieces of Childhood

If you grew up in a family that attended church every Sunday, you will recall in your childhood, having to memorize bible verses.  Granted, they start you out with very short sentences when you are small, but by the time junior high rolls around, you are memorizing paragraphs plus having to remember all the verses you’ve already memorized.

Now at age 51, I realize that my memory is pretty much shot and were it not for the scraps of paper I keep, I wouldn’t know any bible verses!

Zechariah 1:5-6  Your fathers and their prophets are now long dead, but remember the lesson they learned, that God’s Word endures!
Hebrews 5:14 You will never be able to eat solid spiritual food and understand the deeper things of God’s Word until you become better Christians and learn right from wrong by practicing doing right.
We can adhere to God’s word without having to memorize scripture, but it sure comes in handy in times of need.
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Pieces of Service

God calls us to serve one another; it is the greatest contribution we can make.  Serving others, shines the light of Jesus on those in our life; and particularly those we do not know.  Being kind, helpful, volunteering your time, abilities, money, gives an opening of conversation that we might not have ever had.  What does the bible say about service?

Jeremiah 9:24  If you feel you must brag, then have enough sense to brag about worshiping me, the Lord. What I like best is showing kindness, justice, and mercy to everyone on earth.

1 Peter 4:8-9  Most important of all, you must sincerely love each other, because love wipes away many sins.  Welcome people into your home and don’t grumble about it.

Leviticus 25:35 The Lord said: If any of your people become poor and unable to support themselves, you must help them, just as you are supposed to help foreigners who live among you.
Deuteronomy 15:8 Instead, be kind and lend them what they need.