21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:21-22) Resurrection isn’t only about our destination at the end. It is about our destiny NOW. Live in Resurrection power.
As we enter into Holy Week brace us with fortitude and gratitude and with the assurance that you are with us, world without end. Amen.
Whoever cannot be alone should beware of community. Whoever cannot stand being in community should beware of being alone. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and eachContinue reading “Community of Christ”
He has laid siege to my heart. There is simply no place I can go where he is not. He pursues me… hard.
The new wineskin is this: knowing how to use good forms in timing with the rhythm of the Kingdom.
No rights they might claim protect this community of strangers in the world. Nor do they claim any such rights, for they are the meek, who renounce all rights of their own for the sake of Jesus Christ. When they are berated, they are quiet. When violence is done to them, they endure it. WhenContinue reading “No rights we claim as the people of God”
Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry.
The journey of Lent is one that should be inward. As western Christians, we don’t “do inward” very well. We don’t like silence a lot, either. Protestant emphasis, beginning so nobly in the early Luther, has grown externally rationalistic, humanistic, and service-minded… The dearth of rich Protestant literature on the interior aspect of Christian living,Continue reading “Don’t stay empty”
Seek the Lord and live, or else God might rush like a fire against the house of Joseph. The fire will burn up Bethel, with no one to put it out. (Amos 5:6) We begin with Ash Wednesday. It is a time to seek the Lord. Amos was written to a nation in prosperity, butContinue reading “Beginning the journey of Lent”
God wants surrender as the choice of our heart.