DRAMA CAMP: Only 3 weeks away! We still have room form a few more campers. Click here to download the registration form.
SERVE MURFREESBORO: May 19 all ages are invited to meet at Trinity at 8 am for breakfast. At 9 am we will split up and work at different locations around the city, helping schools, businesses and ministries with yard work and repairs.
COMMUNITY GARDEN: If you are interested in helping with our new community garden, email Piet Grove. He would love to help your family get involved.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: This Sunday will be our last Spring CE. Please be sure to let your teachers know how thankful you are for their love and the time they give to helping you learn God's Word.
||A THOUGHT FROM YESTERDAY'S SERMON
The lepers in the story we heard from Luke 17:11-19 yesterday were quite desperate people. They had skin diseases that required them to stay away from everyone. They couldn't live near their families and friends. They couldn't go to the market to buy food. They couldn't live life the way it was intended to be lived. But they saw Jesus coming! And the way they reacted to seeing Jesus tells us they had heard about the kinds of things he had been doing. While keeping their distance because of their sickness, they cried out to him to heal them. Jesus instructed them and they began to obey in hopes that their bodies would be healed. However, when they noticed that their bodies were indeed healed, only one came running back to Jesus, fell at His feet and thanked him. Why do you think only one of these desperate men came back to Jesus? We heard yesterday it was because only that one truly wanted Jesus and all that belonged to Jesus' way of living. The other nine wanted what Jesus could do for them, but didn't really want Jesus to have anything to do with the rest of their lives.
After telling us the story, Luke turns the questions to his readers. Which one are you more like - the nine or the one? Do you listen to Jesus, love Jesus, give Jesus thanks and praise to Jesus always because He is The King who loves you? Or do you only think to talk to him when you need him to do something for you?
King Jesus, I know your ways are good. Help me at all times and in all places to give you thanks and praise.