How to contact Sarah

Looking for a guest preacher?  A guest speaker?  A workshop leader?  A writer?  Or are you just wanting a sounding board, as you think through a children’s sermon or a Sunday school lesson?

Send me email at the following address: sarah[at]mcgiverin[dot]net

Get in touch – I am happy to help!

sarah[at]mcgiverin[dot]net

Or for more information, see my LinkedIn profile.

4 responses

  1. As a Adult Sunday School teacher I found your Summer 2015 Adult Bible Studies Book shallow and very negative toward modern christians. The Old Testament material you presented was indeed focused on a Jewish community that had chosen to ignore their God and involve multiple Gods. Yet your focus was on selected modern social/community errors that do not really focus on the challenge the Jesus put forth for all people who accept him as their Lord. I found no real merit in writings.

    • While the prophets were speaking to people in a particular time and place (as were all of the Biblical writers, Old and New Testament), I believe that God continues to speak to us today through the prophets (just as God speaks to us through the rest of the scriptures, Old and New Testament.)

      Certainly it is important to take account of the original context. The behavior of the Israelites decried by the prophets was indeed rooted in their failure to accept God’s rule, even though they claimed to worship him. The words of the prophets that we read were for God’s chosen people.

      As Christians, we too claim to be God’s people, under Christ’s Lordship. If we truly follow Jesus, then our behavior will reflect that. When I read the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-46), I feel that Jesus is challenging us in a way that parallels the challenge of the prophets.

      I’m sorry that you feel that what I wrote was not clearly relevant to Jesus’ challenge to abandon our nets and follow him. For nearly two thousand years, Christians have read and responded to the Biblical texts differently. May God richly bless your reading of the scriptures.

  2. Sarah, Thank you so much for the wonderful writing in Adult Bible Studies, Summer 2015. This is the last day for this series. I have used the lessons so much just recently. I am sorry for your pain. I will pray for you and ask God to heal you. I am 77 Years of age and yes there us much pain but with God all things are possible. I really liked the blog I read this morning. It is an was a God send.
    Blessings,
    Patricia A Allbright

    • Thank you for your prayers, Patricia – it means more to me than I can express.

      I am so glad that you were blessed through this summer’s lessons, as well as the blog entry – may God continue to bless you as you seek him through the scriptures, through your devotional reading, and throughout your day to day living.

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