Memory Verse of the Week: Psalm 86:5 (NIV)
You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
Miracle of the Week: Man with palsy
Matthew 9:2-7 (NIV)
.....2Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
.....3At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
.....4Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'? 6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home." 7And the man got up and went home.
(Mark 2:3-12, Luke 5:18-26)
Parable of the Week: Good Samaritan
Luke 10:30-37 (NIV)
.....30In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins[a] and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
.....36"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
.....37The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him."
.....Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
Room of the Week: Entry-way, Hallway, Kitchen
Bathroom Area of the Week: Bathtub