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Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
9321 Litzsinger Road
Brentwood, MO 63144
Bible Study from Pastor Will
Complaining, Delegating & Jealousy
At this point in the wilderness, the Israelites once again complain about what they have to eat and think back to how things were “better” while they were slaves. They’ve done this before; God didn’t like it the first time, and He’s not too happy about it this time either.
Personally, I am reading in Ecclesiastes and this verse came up this week.
Say not, “Why were former days better than these?”
For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. Ecc. 7:10
This verse is powerful, meaningful, and good to ponder. But why would Solomon say that it is not from wisdom that we would ask this question?
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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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