old and new sermon thoughts

I’m working on a couple of sermons today and I thought I might check my archive here to see if I found something interesting. And I did. So this is a link to some thoughts I had in late May 2005 about the text for coming Sunday. Nice!!

In June 2006 I found some other thoughts that help me find the words for the service today. I wished I placed all my sermons and faith thoughts here – but sometimes it’s just too much work to translate it to English. Sorry.

I do, however, plan to bring my favorite pillow to church today.

red and blue

And I do plan to tell them about an old movie (from the 70s?!) – I can’t remember what it’s called in English, but the Norwegian is Korset og springkniven (it’s a well known book as well). I found it, the English title is the same: The Cross and the Switchblade. It’s about David Wilkerson (or some more from him here) and his meeting with the gangs of New York city. I never forget the passage where one of the gang members tell David to shut up: –  if he tells him one more time that God loves him he will cut David into small pieces. David is afraid, but still manages to say:

If you do that, every tiny bit of me will shout out to you that God loves you!

The gang member goes away, but later he finds his way into believing in Christ. (Note, I don’t have the book in front of me, so this is the happening as I remember reading it….. Should really dig out the book and read it again, it’s been years since last time I looked in it).

And there you have it, a real blog post from me :) Great! I love writing blog post – and it helps me gather my thoughts :) Now if I only could do it more often……

Anyhow, it’s a rainy day at my place – hope there is sun where you are. Remember God loves you no matter what the day is like – or how good or bad you are – he just loves us!!

Red Heart, Feb 14.2007

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5 thoughts on “old and new sermon thoughts

  1. aimee says:

    I think you are talking about Nicky Cruz (the gang member who threatened David Wilkerson).
    I’ve read both the ‘Cross & the Switchblade’ and Nicky’s book ‘Run, Baby, Run’. Good books. It would change the world if we could truly show the love of God to all we meet. Unfortunately I fail at this all too often.
    Good luck with your sermon about love..
    Blessings, Aimee

  2. anneberit says:

    Yes, thank you, that’s right Nicky Cruz it is. Better google him up too :) It’s not always easy to show Gods love to others, I fail regularly my self, but somehow I hope people around us will know what Love (with big L) is all about.

    Blessings to you!

  3. valerie says:

    Hey even if you don’t want to translate it into English you should still post it, might help someone who reads Norwegian :)

    • anneberit says:

      You are so right. Thanks. I’m thinking of bringing all of my pieces together here. (the scrap thingy, the norwegian, the sermon thoughts, the everyday life and so on) If I only get around to it! :}

  4. aimee says:

    That would be awesome!!! I would love to practice Norwegian (there are online translators from Norwegian to English)and read your sermon thoughts! You know I already love the posts about your handsome son and Norway:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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