April 18-Lost

April 18-Lost

April 18: Lost


Scripture Lesson: Luke 15:3-7


On this date in 1923 at South Field on Columbia’s campus in New York City, a collegiate hurler struck out 17 batters to establish a school record. Despite the strikeouts, he threw so many wild pitches that he lost the came, 5-1, to Williams College. The young southpaw was Lou Gehrig, who became much better known for his hitting as a Hall of Fame first baseman for the New York Yankees.


Today’s Scripture lesson is the parable of the lost sheep. As you read Luke’s account of the story, notice the great lengths to which the shepherd went to find the one lost sheep. Observe also the great joy when the shepherd returned with the sheep that was lost. Jesus wanted us to know that God loves us the same way. He wants to see us repent of our sinful ways and come back to Him. There is great rejoicing in heaven when we turn around and come home to God. God does not want anyone to perish! He wants every man, woman, boy, and girl to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, to repent of their sins, and to accept the gift of salvation.

  1. How does the shepherd’s action show God’s great love for us?

  2. Why was there such great rejoicing when the shepherd returned with the lost sheep?

  3. Who do we need to share the story of Jesus with today?

Without God guiding our lives we are lost, the good news is He is waiting for us to turn to Him!





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1. Raj wrote:
Clay’s “I’m NOT Gonna starve on this Daniel Fast!” Granola BarsOk, so I have aldaerly lost 4 pounds and I am really not even trying. These All natural Granola bars will seem like a cheat they taste SO! good!!! but they aren't. Your kids will love them, you will love them, I will definately be making these long after the Daniel Fast! They are as easy to make as rice crispy treats.so, here we go Ingredients• 3 cups Kashi Go Lean Crunch! • 1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter • 1/3 cup Honey • 1/4 cup Nuts (I used Peanuts and pistachios) • 1/4 cup dried fruit diced (I used Dates*) Tools needed: • Large mixing bowl, • 9 9 Pyrex baking pan • Parchment paper• Cooling rackDirections1. Preheat your oven to 3252. Place the Kashi,, nuts and dried fruit in a large mixing bowl and mix with a spoon or your hands 3. Place the Honey and peanut butter in a sauce pan and warm on medium-low to low stirring frequently until it combines, thins out and becomes smooth4. Pour the Honey/Peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir it in thoroughly5. Place parchment paper in the in the pan leaving at least an inch above the lip of the pan on all sides6. Spread your granola mixture on the parchment paper, being sure to fill the corners of the pan7. Using the flat bottom of a measuring cup of some other surface, gently tamp the mixture down until flat across the top (you could use another 9 9 pan across the entire pan at once.)8. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until the mixture slightly browns9. After cooking, Let the granola cool, completely, on a cooling rack.10. Remove the granola block from the pan using the parchment paper as handles and place on a cutting board11. Cut the granola into the desired lengths barsNote: I tried this with a 9 13 pan because I wanted thinner bars, and it came out almost like brittle. Some people like that, I like them chewy so if you decide to use different size pans, you may need to adjust your cook time accordingly.

Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 1:31 PM

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