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Take It Away, Jesus

Bible Reading:   1 Corinthians 1:21-25

Christ is the mighty power of God and the wonderful wisdom of God.   1 Corinthians 1:24There once was an old scientist who traveled from university to university delivering lectures on his field of expertise. After long weeks of travel, the scientist and Bob, his chauffeur, became friends.The scientist tired of giving the same lecture over and over. So one day—knowing his chauffeur had heard his lecture so many times he had it memorized—the scientist asked Bob to give the lecture for him.Bob gave it a whirl, and the lecture went off perfectly. No one knew that the “scientist” talking to the audience was the chauffeur and that the “chauffeur” sitting in the front row was actually the scientist. There was even a question-and-answer time, but Bob had heard the scientist answer the same questions so many times that he answered them all perfectly.Then someone asked a new question—a question Bob couldn’t answer on his own. “That’s a great question,” he …

Getting Oriented

Bible Reading: John 14:15-17

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.   John 14:16-17HOW MANY DIFFERENT sports can you name? Name as many as you can.How many can you think of? You probably named baseball, right? And football, basketball, and soccer. Maybe even tennis, hockey, or track. But there’s one sport you’d probably never guess in a hundred years. It’s called “orienteering.”Orienteering is a sport or pastime that’s becoming more and more popular. Participants go out into a wild area (a forest, field, desert, and so on) with almost nothing except a map and a compass. Then, using the map, compass, and their “orienteering” skills, they find their way to some distant destination. People enjoy the sport because it’s sort of like solving a puzzle or finding your way through a maze.Well, all of us are constantly doing something similar. We may not be in a forest or field, but we often fi…