Tomayto – Tomahto – June 26, 2016

OT: 2 Kings 2:6-14; Psalm 77:11-20 NT: Galatians 5:13-25 Gospel: Luke 9:51-62; Luke 6:1 Galatians 6:1-5 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves. 4 All must test their own work; then that work, rather than their neighbor’s work, will become a cause for pride. 5 For all must carry their own loads. Terms & Introduction –  Raise your hand if you say “Tomahto”. How about “Tomayto”? Who eats this notably popular food? Who grows or has grown them? Think about why you eat and/or grow this tasty treat. Is it to simply eat plain? Or, add it to a salad? Is it to dash some salt over? Or, simply to add between two slices of bread massaged with the delectable white concoction, mayonnaise? Whatever the reason, we can agree that tomatoes have a place on the table at any given time and a criterion is in place for how we partake in it. Today, we will glimpse at the general life of tomatoes as we seek to gain an understanding or reminder of our role in the garden of life. We will reflect on establishing the plot, maintaining the crop and results of the harvest. Here are the terms that will function as our tools to cultivate understanding of the passages read. Gentleness. Gentleness is important and...