Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Assurance of Pardon

When I lead worship I use a lot of prayer that have been written by other people, so I thought I should start posting prayers/liturgy that I write in case it might be helpful to someone else. You know, completing the circle.

Assurance of Pardon (based on Matt 7:7 and Psalm 51:10)

Like the writer of the psalm, we come to the Lord for help, saying “create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me”. We know that when we seek the help of the Lord in our weaknesses, we shall receive this help, for Jesus has said “ask and it will be given unto you, seek and you shall find”.

Friday, April 4, 2014


I'm working on an assignment for my Teaching and Learning in the Church course and we are looking at Thomas Groome's book "Will There Be Faith?: A New Vision For Education and Growing Disciples". I don't know that I would really recommend this book because you could save yourself some time and get this gist of it by watching this Youtube video:

For our assignment we have to come up with an example of a topic that you could teach with this approach (it could probably be anything). The topic that came to my mind was money and giving, which led me to this great article about tithing (which I absolutely WOULD recommend reading):

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ten Commandments Poem

The Ten Commandments in Verse
(from McGuffey's Reader)

Above all else love God alone;
Bow down to neither wood nor stone.
God's name refuse to take in vain;
The Sabbath rest with care maintain.
Respect your parents all your days;
Hold sacred human life always.
Be loyal to your chosen mate;
Steal nothing, neither small nor great.
Report, with truth, your neighbor's deed;
And rid your mind of selfish greed.

The Sum of the Commandments
With all your soul love God above,
And as yourself your neighbor love.