Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted 3.16.20 -Read carefully and meditate on this poem entitled “Pandemic”, Pandemic, What if you thought of it, as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times? Cease from travel....

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Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days

Posted 2.24.20 -This hymn is based on the story of Jesus’ time in the wilderness and the temptations he faced. Read once again Matthew 4:1-11. In the hymn the concepts of sin, evil, and temptation are the primary focus with an understanding that Jesus can...

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Lenten Renewal Opportunities

Posted 2.9.20 - Lent is a holy season of the church year, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter. It is seen as a time for Christians to prepare for Easter through prayer, reflection, silence, repentance, reading, and growing in the grace of God....

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The Power of Imagination

Posted 2.3.20 - Do you remember the old song “Imagination”? The melody (written by Jimmy Van Heusen) is one that is easy to remember and one that can repeat itself over and over again in your head. The lyrics (written by Johnny Burke) say that...

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You Are The Seed

Posted 1.27.20 - You are the seed that will grow a new sprout, you’re a star that will shine in the night; you are the yeast and a small grain of salt, a beacon to glow in the dark....

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God’s Peace Within

Posted 1.13.20 - God’s Peace Within: The peace that Jesus gave his disciples and to us when he said: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you” is a peace that is in the midst of the world’s and our own tumult,...

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Following Yonder Star

Posted 12.30.19 - This hymn tells the story of the appearance of the wise men at the Bethlehem stable, but it also relates the story of Christ’s journey from the manger to the resurrection. Note that gold is a symbol of Jesus as King; frankincense...

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Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

Posted 12.16.19 - There are few hymns written about Joseph or about the relationship between Mary and Joseph. In the first stanza of this hymn Mary asks Joseph for help in raising “the child divine.” In the second stanza, Joseph responds and indicates his love...

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Fulfilled Is the Promise

Posted 12.9.19 - Fulfilled is the promise, a Savior is born; with loud acclamation we hallow the morn!“To God in the highest all glory,” we sing and welcome the advent of Jesus our King!...

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