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Friday, March 7, 2014

Wednesday Message

Adam is a Jerk
Genesis 3.1-7

It's popular to assume that this whole temptation story took place off in the corner between Eve and the snake. Adam, we assumed, was totally ignorant of all this until Eve showed up with the fruit. But verse six is clear, he was standing right there during the whole thing! And then when he was caught out, did you notice how he tried to get a twofer on the blame passing game? In verse twelve he says "This woman, that You gave me, she did it." You see God, it's not actually my fault, if You hadn't given me this woman I never would have eaten the fruit.  Yep, Adam is a total jerk.

We generally let him get away with being a jerk in part because we don't want to admit our own jerkiness. It is so much easier to say 'hey, at least I am not like her/him/them, I'm basically a good person.' While hoping that no one asks about the stuff we swept under the carpet. It is far easier to be that 'oh no, I'm just fine, everything is ducky in my world' person than to look at ourselves closely.

Lent however, is a time to do just that. It is a time to seriously review our lives, to ask the potentially embarrassing and humiliating questions of ourselves. "What do I believe?" "Do I act like I believe it?" "Where am I going and do I really want to go there?" Our inner Adam will try to convince us that we're just fine as we are and besides, we're too busy to spend time on stuff like that. But like I said, Adam is a jerk so why would we want to listen to him?

Did I mention that Adam is a jerk?

THIS WEEK

Wednesday   9:00 - 1:00 p KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                     10:00 a Bible Study with Pastor Stuart (study will be on the book of Psalms)
                     11:30 a Ash Wednesday Service
                      7:00 p Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday       9:00 - 1:00 p KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                     6:30 p Men's Night @ Lil Cooperstown (SOV has invited Calvary Lutheran to join the mens' group this month)
                     7:00 p LLL

Friday          9:-11:30 a KOK Preschool

Reminders

Daylight Savings Time
, remember to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour before bed time on Saturday March 8th.

Adult Sunday School with Pastor Stuart @ 10:00 a will be drawn form Fosters Celebration of Discipline and Thompson's Soul Feast

Lenten Soup Suppers
Wednesdays; March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
Potluck soup and bread at 6:00 pm (utensils and beverage provided)
Lenten devotion at 6:30 p