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I Corinthians 10:1-13 by a Rite 13 Student

 

This means that when you depend on something so much and they think this is not enough you will be punished for it. The line that represents this is we must never try to get Christ to serve us, instead of us serving him. Another line, don’t be naive and self-confident, shows that if you think you are above everyone else you will be treated below everyone else and not equal. This reading also says that things are written down so people don’t make the same sins against God again. Overall you are serving someone at any point.

 

 

Exodus 3:1-15 by Gerald Creighton (Rite 13/6th Grade)

 

I think that this passage means, that God comes in all shapes and sizes, to people whom he claims are brave or courageous enough for his job. He seeks them out, and helps him to do what, God wants him to do.

People have asked me. “How would you react to God, if he reached out to you to do something?”

  I’m sure people would respond with “I would accept God’s request and do as he says!” or “I would definitely say no to God because I feel that I’m not up for the challenge.”

Something that the people who say that they would definitely accept, is that many others in the bible would ‘guarantee’ that they would say yes, but they eventually do encounter God, and they freak out. People are terrified, but amazed and honored that our almighty god, has chosen them, and they would be absolutely speechless. Stunned.

 And to the people who feel like they would say no,  many others believed that too. Moses didn’t believe he would be able to carry out such orders, but no matter what you think, or say, or do. Most would accept, despite what they said before hand. Because they know that it’s the right thing to do.

Now I personally, don’t know what I would say if God asked me to free his people, from slavery or sin. I think I’d have to experience it to know for sure.

As I said, god comes in all shapes and sizes to those whom he deems fit for the job. Those forms might be frightening. To Moses, he came as a bush that was on fire, it frightened, but also intrigued Moses. To everyone else, he later came as a vulnerable boy, a boy who was born in a manger. He brought the message of salvation and love to the world in many different ways, through many people. Who’s to say you might not be the next chosen servant?

Psalm 27 by Mattie Morley (Rite 13)

 

 

 

I think the message of the psalm means that God will always show you the way.

In the first line of the passage it says, “my father and mother walked out and left me, but God took me in.” This means that even if everything is going wrong you can turn to God to show the way.

A way that I relate to this is when you are in school and having trouble with something and your teacher leaves you. You don’t know what to do because they won’t help you.

But, you can turn to God. He will always help when you are in trouble. Some teachers will do this. But other teachers will help you whenever you are having trouble. They are acting like God in this situation.

Luke 13:22-35 by Zoe Morley (J2A)


What equation decides who is worthy enough to go to Heaven? Does one ‘bad thing’ you do in your life, lock you out of Heaven forever?  

God’s greatest invention is the thing that also makes him disappointed the most.

He made the human race in hope that we would always be good to each other and listen to his 10 commandments, but he was mistaken. The story of Noah’s ark confirms his disappointment. Humans were doing so bad that he actually wiped out most of the population to get a fresh start. My philosophy is that the ‘Narrow Door’ mentioned in Luke 13, only seems narrow to those who cannot pass through it, that the door is really wide and welcoming to most people. The people who can pass through the door are the people who God was able to forgive. So, it isn’t an equation that decides if your afterlife is going to begin at the white pearly gates or eternal damnation in hell, it’s God’s ability to forgive us and let us be who we are despite our faults.

 

 

 

Genesis 15:1-12; 17-18 by Daniel Ittycheria (J2A)

 

 

In this passage, Abram was upset with God because he didn’t have children and his servant, Eliezer of Damascus, would inherit everything. God then helped Abram by promising  that he would have lots of children. Abram didn’t believe what God was saying, so to show that he was telling the truth, God made a covenant with Abram stating that Abram would have children and his children would have lots of land.

This passage is very important to our daily lives because it shows that when we need God most, he will always be there for us. God ended up helping Abram by making a covenant with him stating that Abram would have children, and they would have lots of land. Abram might not have trusted God in the first place, but when he needed God the most, God helped him. This passage shows that even though we think God isn’t there to help, he still helping us to his fullest capacity. I have learned a lot by just reading this passage because it made me realize that it might not look like God is going to help us with our problems, but at the end of the day, he will always be by our sides.

 

 

 

Psalm 91:9 – 15 by Keir Vaughn (J2A)

 



Psalm 91 9-15 shows that when you believe in God and you say that the Lord is my refuge and believe in what you are saying that you will be protected.

This psalm is telling you that if you truly accept and worship God, that you will be protected. “No disaster will come near you” if you believe in what you are saying and if you accept God as your refuge. If you are in a hard place you will always have God to support you if you choose to accept God. The psalm tells you that if you believe in God that in hard times god will believe in you and will help you.

Luke 4:1 – 13 by Abby Spindler (Rite 13/6th Grade)


For 40 wilderness days and nights he was tested by the Devil.

Jesus was wandering in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights with no food. The Devil tested Jesus 3 times.

1st with bread
2nd with power
3rd with faith

I believe that when you are tempted you should calm your mind, focus and think of something else. (Someone who encourages you). When the Devil tested Jesus, he refuses by quoting sections of Deuteronomy. When Jesus refuses the Devil retreats. This shows that staying strong will never fail.

Romans 10:5 – 13 by Sydney Spindler (J2A)


 

Romans 10:5-13 talks about the laws of God and the difficulties of following them. One of the challenges is listening to every little detail. For example, when you were little you probably thought that your parents were trying to ruin your life. However, all they were doing was shaping your future. Hopefully positively.

This is what Romans 10:5-13 is trying to tell us. Not everything in life is easy but trusting God is. God gives help to whoever is brave enough to ask. Embracing God alone is not enough, you have to be able to say it out loud and set things right with God. No matter who you are or what you do, God will help.

Following every single rule of baseball is like following every little detail in the law code. It is difficult. You try to follow as many rules as you can, but no one is perfect. Embracing God means listening to Him. He will tell you what He wants you to do.