w/c 11th September
Our reading this week is Romans 13: 8-14
Loving Others Is the Only Law
8 You should owe nothing to anyone, except that you will always owe love to each other. The person who loves others has done all that the law commands. 9 The law says, “You must not commit adultery, you must not murder anyone, you must not steal, you must not want what belongs to someone else.” All these commands and all other commands are really only one rule: “Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.” 10 Love doesn’t hurt others. So loving is the same as obeying all the law.
11 I say this because you know that we live in an important time. Yes, it is now time for you to wake up from your sleep. Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is almost finished. The day is almost here. So we should stop doing whatever belongs to darkness. We should prepare ourselves to fight evil with the weapons that belong to the light. 13 We should live in a right way, like people who belong to the day. We should not have wild parties or be drunk. We should not be involved in sexual sin or any kind of immoral behavior. We should not cause arguments and trouble or be jealous. 14 But be like the Lord Jesus Christ, so that when people see what you do, they will see Christ. Don’t think about how to satisfy the desires of your sinful self.
Prayer for the week:
Help us to be the best that we can be,
To be wise in the worst of times,
To endure through the struggle,
Song for the Week: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Mrs Newland showed us a paperchain. She asked Anna and Indie to hold it and we imagined it represented the people that connect them. They pulled the paperchain and it broke. This showed that when two people disagree it doesn't just affect them, but affects all the people that connect them as well. We thought about examples of this from our own lives. We then started to think about the impact it can have when we fall out with people and how we mustn't make that worse by speaking to others and spreading rumours.
We have also been thinking about respect in our Big Thought worship.
Questions to think about at home:
Have you ever fallen out with a friend?
How did you restore your friendship?
Challenge: Can you make some first steps in healing a broken friendship?