Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sure and Certain

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

I'd like to introduce you to two real characters, "Sure" and "Certain"...

...but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Just their hats:
These brothers, 'Sure Lee' and 'Certain Lee', look an awful lot like the pastoral staff here at St. Paul. And the only difference appears to be the nature of their confusion regarding patterns of speech that relate to their names. (though some might argue that the confusion is actually a similarity to us pastors)

We performed a skit that I wrote for the opening chapel this year with Sure and Certain as the primary characters, along with a dear woman (one of our teachers) by the name of 'Faith Full'. Hebrews 11:1 is the theme verse for our school this year you see, so I thought we'd have a little recurring fun with it. And now I'm sitting at my office computer, trying to find an angle for the second installment of this Abbott and Costello-esque routine. (Think "Who's on First?", but with salvation instead of baseball.)

...though I don't get quite as mad, so as to not upset the children.

As to the plan:

I'm thinking that this time I'll go a few verses into chapter eleven of Hebrews and talk about the men of faith that the letter praises for their lives of faithfulness. Making a point of the fact that, no, they weren't perfect but they were saved by faith.

This is God's grace to us as well - and that's the whole point of it all!
That whether we hear of it through simple explanation, or have it embedded within us by a semi-humorous skit performed by a couple of pastor-types, the goodness of God's work on our hearts will prayerfully affect those who hear it so they can understand just what it is that God has done for us.

Sure and Certain!

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