Denise Day Spencer

May 25, 2007

Children’s sermon: The ordinances

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 7:11 pm

Another children’s object lesson based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

Scripture: Matthew 28:19 and Luke 22:19-20

Object: a string around your finger

Today I want to teach you a new word: “ordinance.” Now that’s not a word you use every day, is it? But it is a word you’ll probably hear in the church. Sometimes we say we’re going to observe the ordinance of baptism or the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. What does that mean? (more…)

May 18, 2007

Random ramblings

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 9:09 pm

We’ve got a fairly new fellow on our staff who calls me “young lady” every time he sees me. I like this guy!

Every morning when I swallow my pills, I take the Lexapro first. That way, if I have a coronary arrest in the next five seconds, at least I’ll die happy!

The other day I parallel parked. (Successfully, I mean!)

And on a serious note, I leave you with a wise quote: “You can never go back home. It doesn’t exist. Home is where we are.” — Jerry Claypool

May 6, 2007

It’s not just yakkity-yak

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 3:41 pm

Michael asked me to write a bit more about parenting–specifically what we may have done right…or at least what we might have not done too wrong. First, I must agree with him that we feel tremendously blessed to be able to look at the young adults our children have become and to think that we have had at least a small part in their growing up. For the biggest influence upon them both has been God. We know that; I hope they do, too.

If I have to choose something to say, however, I’ve decided to talk more about…well…talking. You’ve probably heard about the importance of communication until you feel as if you can’t hear it any more. Yet it really is that foundational. (more…)

May 4, 2007

Children’s sermon: Missions

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 9:34 pm

Based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURES: Genesis 12:1-3, Matthew 28:18-20

OBJECT: a world map or a globe

I want to talk with you today about missions. First of all, what is missions? One way to describe it is God’s people working together to take the gospel to all people everywhere. And what’s the gospel? The good news about Jesus Christ! (more…)

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