Bible Theme of the Month

May 2021 - Respect

Bible Class with Pastor Ryan

luke 7: 36-50 (NIV) - When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

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Thank you Pastor ryan, For teaching us about respect. just as the woman showed respect for jesus by washing his feet with her tears and perfume, we can also show respect for our loved ones and others around us by displaying the same amount of thoughtfulness and consideration; Such as being careful of other's belongings or thinking of others before ourselves.

Chapel with Pastor Dave

"If we know value, we will respect each other."
- Pastor David Hwang

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Thank you Pastor Dave, for teaching us what it means to have respect for others. If we know that people are more important and precious than things or money, we can treat them with love and respect; the same way that Jesus loved us enough to die for us on the cross. If we value the people around us more than we value objects or money, we will be able to have respect for everyone.