NO MINOR CHARACTERS

Lessons from the Overlooked


Traditional Worship in the Chapel at 8:00 AM
Sunday School at 9:15 AM
Open Skies Worship in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 AM
Traditional Worship in the Sanctaury at 10:30 AM

In the world of the novelist, not all characters are created equal. There are the major characters, the stars of the story, and then there are the so-called minor characters. In novels and movies, the major characters are the center of attention while the minor ones often are simply background. They fulfill a brief role then vanish out of sight and are usually forgotten. 

In our Summer Series for 2018, we will look at some Bible characters that are often overlooked. These “minor” characters play a brief role in the Bible stories, then pretty much disappear and many of us don’t remember them at all. Some of the characters are given names while others are nameless to us. And while some may call them “minor,” each one of these characters has something to teach us about God’s love, peace and grace. 

Yes, there are “minor” characters in novels and movies. But in God’s story, there are No Minor Characters. Each of us is major; each of us has the opportunity to teach others about God’s love, peace and grace. Each one of us matters to God.

June 24: A Child with No Name (Mark 9:30-37)

July 1: Something You Ate (Luke 24:13-35)

July 8: A Place for Everything (2 Samuel 6:1-6)

July 15 (Richard Burnham): Caleb: Profiles in Courage  (Numbers 13-14 (excerpts))

July 22: A Life of Second Place (Acts 1)

July 29 (Richard Burnham): Barabbas and a Second Chance (Luke 23: 13 -25)

August 5: A Place at the Table (2 Samuel 9)

August 12: YOUTH SUNDAY

August 19: A Man and His Donkey (Matthew 21:1-11)