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CORE VALUES OF SUGAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
PART 5 - RESOLVE, September 17, 1995
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
... please don't interrupt me, I'm praying.
"But you called Me?"
"But I didn't call you, who are you anyway?"
"God? You can't be God, God should have a powerful voice, He should sound mighty."
"That is only what you expected of Me, I am also a gentle and loving God."
"Well anyway, I'm praying, Our Father who art in heaven..."
"There, you did it again."
"Called Me, you said, Our Father who art in heaven, here I am, what's on your mind?"
"But I didn't mean anything by it, I was, you know, just saying my prayers, kind of like getting a duty done."
"Alright, go on."
"Hallowed be Thy Name."
"Hold it, what did you mean by that?"
"Well, I mean, I mean, good grief, I don't know what I mean, it's just part of the prayer, how should I know? By the way, what does it mean?"
"I means honored, holy, wonderful."
"Hey, that makes sense, I never thought about what hallowed meant before. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
"Do you really mean that?"
"Well sure I do."
"What are you doing about it?"
"Doing, well nothing I guess, I just think it would be kind of neat if you got everything in control down here like you have up there."
"Does that include you?"
"Well I go to church."
"That is not what I asked you, what about your bad temper, you really have a problem there you know, and then there's the way you spend your money, all on yourself. And what about the kind of books you read?"
"Stop picking on me, I'm just as good as some of the rest of those phonies at the church."
"Excuse me, I thought you were praying for My will to be done, if that is to happen, it will have to start with ones who are praying for it, like you for example."
"Oh, alright, I guess I do have some hangups now that you mention it, and a few others I could thi ...
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