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Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
9321 Litzsinger Road
Brentwood, MO 63144
Devotional Thought from Pastor Will
Leviticus is one of those books of the Bible that most people don’t read and most pastors don’t preach on. Some even wonder why it is included in Scripture at all. It is a book full of laws, some of which are very confusing. But like last week when I preached on what was happening at the time of the first Pentecost, Leviticus helps you see some of what was happening in the lives of people at that time. The priests, or the tribe of Levi, was to make sure the tabernacle was set up correctly, which was key for the children of Israel to be ready for battle. For the purposes of our wilderness study, however, it doesn’t seem fitting to go on the journey through Leviticus. Having said that, some of you might still appreciate reading through it. Even in Leviticus there are powerful insights into our God.
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MOVIE OF THE WEEK:
Here’s how it works. Most of these movies will be available “on demand” through a movie service on your TV, like Netflix or Hulu. The link above provides you with questions to think through as you and your family watch the movie and then discuss it afterwards. At the end of the questions you can read my reflections about where I saw the light of Jesus in the movie. (These movies might be available at your local library as well, but with many of the libraries closed right now, you would have to save the discussion questions until you get the movie.)
Finding Jesus' Light in the Media
A couple of Mindy’s friends suggested that her and I watch this movie titled The Butler. I have been on a historical kick with my movies lately having just watched Vice (about Vice President Dick Cheney, which I enjoyed) and a Steve Jobs documentary. I have been reminded in those movies that those that got made fun of historically probably did more for us than we know, and that a successful person certainly doesn’t equal a great person.
The Butler kept me in that historical theme. It was great to watch the line of presidents and see it through the eyes of an African American butler. In so many ways, coming from the cotton fields of the south to a butler in the White House equaled success, but what truly defines sucess?
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