We we were back on track today with our service (we have struggled through the last two weeks just barely getting service after sleepless nights). We finally got placed on the simple church directory on the House2House website. They have an interactive google map that you can use to locate a church in your area. We are the only house church listed in the area so we hope that others will find us and visit us soon:)
We have been reading through the lectionary during this lenten season. The kids are doing really well remembering what lent is all about and can quickly recall that it commemorates the 40 days Jesus fasted in the wilderness. We took turns reading through the following:
I Cor. 1:18-25
The Exodus reading was the Ten Commandments and we discussed why God would give a list of rules. Not to dominate the people but for their own protection. We talked about how God punishes us with natural consequences and his own punishment because he loves us and doesn't want to see his children harm themselves. The kids could remember that when the Israelites failed to follow God they ended up with a divided kingdom.