Pride comes before a fall. This certainly was true in the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2. God gave them everything they needed for a happy life, telling them that they could eat from any tree in the garden of Eden, but not from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They were easily persuaded to forget God’s goodness towards them, and to believe that eating from this tree would make them as great as God, therefore having no further need of Him. It was this act of pride that caused their downfall.
Like Adam and Eve, we are tempted to take for granted everything that God has given us. If we don’t count our blessings, we can become dissatisfied with what we have and feel we deserve more.
Once we stop being grateful to God for what we have and start believing that we are worthy of better things, we are guilty of the sin of pride – heading for a fall.
Some members of the group felt that Old Testament readings portray God as a vengeful god and that the readings don’t relate to the modern world. We agreed that more children should be exposed to the Bible and made aware of how the readings relate to our everyday life.
26/9 NO MEETING
3/10 Talents (Matthew 25:14)
10/10 Gratitude (Luke 17:11)
17/10 Spiritual Maturity (1 Corinthians 13:11)
24/10 Humility (Matthew 23:12)
31/10 NO MEETING
7/11 Remembrance Day (John 15:13)
14/11 Children in Need (Matthew 18:3)
21/11 Money (Matthew 22:21)
28/11 Road to Life (Matthew 7:13)
5/12 The Light of the World (John 8:12 & Rev. 3:20)
12/12 A Christmas Carol
19/12 Shepherds & Magi (Luke 2; Matthew 2)
26/12 CHRISTMAS BREAK
2/1/2020 CHRISTMAS BREAK
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Meetings each Thursday at 1.30 pm (tea/coffee) then 2 pm to 4 pm in
St. Helen’s Parish Centre.