Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Last month I addressed the future as we looked forward to our Sunday School Rally Day with worship in the park on August 30th. Wasn’t that a great day?

Sunday School Rally Day kicked off our new “Education Year.” So this month, as we move forward with a new year of Sunday School, let’s take a look backward also.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Are you still enjoying your Christmas presents? One of the presents I received is a video documentary entitled, There’s No Place Like Home. This documentary follows the attempt of Kansas University superfan Josh Swade to raise $1 million in three weeks. Why? He wants to purchase, at auction, the original rules of basketball and bring them “back home” to the University of Kansas.

Spoiler alert: He succeeds by convincing Kansas alum David Booth to use his financial resources to participate in the auction and offer the winning bid of $3.8 million (including the buyers premium, the purchase price of $4,338,500 set a world record for sports memorabilia).

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In my personal library I have a book entitled, What Luther Says. This book is a collection of some of Martin Luther's more famous quotations on a large variety of topics. Recently, I was reading through his quotes concerning Christ and I came across several regarding the death and resurrection of Jesus. Since both of these events are celebrated this month in the church, I share two here with you for your consideration.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Are you tired of the snow yet? We may finally be coming to the end of it.  I heard one weatherman say that we were close to 100 inches of snow this season.  Of course, that was before the last snowfall we had.  The average snowfall each season is only 66 inches.  I think I have shoveled more snow this year than I have since moving to Indiana from Kansas in 2002.

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