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Lived Stories and Learned Stories

posted Sep 7, 2018, 3:09 PM by Cameron Hubanks   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 3:11 PM ]

Greetings, Zwingli Church!

Most of us are only vaguely aware of our deepest priorities and values.  It isn’t that we don’t have them – we assuredly do!  But frequently our driving values operate just below the level of consciousness.  We are assuredly motivated by and driven by these values, but how to name them and where they really came from can be hard to say.


I’d suggest that values come from stories – lived stories and learned stories.  It seems to me that humans measure behavior and make life choices based on the stories into which we have been immersed – often immersed for a lifetime!


On Sunday I will introduce an almost year-long worship project (which will be reflected in Sunday School and Confirmation) of reintroducing us to (arguably) the 36 most central Biblical stories.  


So…what are your deepest values?  Did they come from Jesus?  Do you want them to come from Jesus?  


BTW – The Women’s Guild will be meeting right after worship on Sunday.  That includes MANY of you! 


See you on Sunday!


Rich Pleva, Pastor

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