A frontlet is something taken from the Old Testament. Some OT believers would literally tie little boxes called 'frontlets' around their foreheads. "Therefore you should lay up these words in your heart and in your soul...may they be as frontlets between your eyes." Deut.11:18 Inside these boxes were reminders; mostly scripture readings and/or things to remind them of God. These devotions are based on this coming week's scripture readings and are intended to both remind you of God, receive the blessing of His Word (for it never returns void-Isaiah 55:11) and prepare your heart and mind for this, His Word for this Sunday.
Devotions for the Week
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14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST-Gospel
TEXT: Luke 15:1-10
"But the Pharisees and teachers of the Law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!" Luke 15:2
"Cheers!" A common word used in making a toast! Also, it was the title of a famous eighties sit-com. of a bar in Boston where people would stop off after work and share stories of their joys and trials over a couple beers. It's theme song included these words:
"You wanna be where you can see that troubles are all the same. You wanna be where everyone knows your name!"
Keith Miller and Bruce Larson in their book, 'The Edge of Adventure' contend that people who go to places like Cheers have a lot more in common with churchgoers than we might think.
"The neighborhood bar is possibly the best counterfeit there is for the fellowship Christ wants to give His church. It's an imitation, dispensing liquor instead of grace, escape rather than reality, but it's a permissive, accepting, and inclusive fellowship. The bar flourishes not because most people are alcoholics, but because God has put into the human heart the desire to know and be known, to love and be loved, and so many seek a counterfeit at the price of a few beers."
People searching outside or inside the church find Jesus is Himself grace and the dispenser of grace. So "Cheers!"...from Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing me into Your presence where everyone knows my name, Cheers Lord (and all you my Fellow Redeemed!)! in Jesus Name, Amen.
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