The theme for this week (Sunday, October 13, 2019) could be entitled, “Remember the Basics”.
The passage causing the most thought for me this week is from Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. The Israelites are in captivity in Babylon and God is telling them to pray for their captors and intend to thrive in their environment. When circumstances aren’t what we want them to be, we often put big plans on hold. God tells his people to build houses, plant gardens, and give their children in marriage. Don’t wait to live a full life even while waiting on God’s next step forward for us.
Both the verse from Psalms and from 2 Timothy are familiar reminders to praise and serve God.
The passage from Luke tells the story of the ten lepers who were healed and the one who returned to praise God and thank Jesus.
Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:18
This week’s song recommendation comes from the guys at Lectionary Lab Live.
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