When I was a kid I loved the re-runs of the1960’s “Batman” show. I was always on the edge of my seat at the end of every episode when, once again, the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder had fallen into the villain’s trap. Would they escape to fight crime another day? “Tune in tomorrow, same Bat time, same Bat channel.”
The suspense would almost drive me crazy. Twenty years later, the old Batman show is not as entertaining. Actually, it seems a bit silly. I guess I’ve outgrown it.
Last Sunday we began a series at MCC called “Bible Stories for Grown-Ups.” Our goal for this series is to take a fresh look at some of the Bible stories we all grew up with.
Why do we want to do that, you ask?
Because, as we grow up, we tend to look at the stories in the Bible as bedtime stories for kids. They are fun and they contain a good moral/lesson at the end. But for many of us, we have out grown the influence and impact of these stories. That is why it is so important for us to re-examine some of our favorite Bible stories, so that they can speak to us today in a relevant, fresh way.
So, two questions today:
1] What was your favorite show growing up?
2] What was your favorite Bible story growing up?
Looking forward to hearing from you.