Our prayer is that we will continue to do whatever is necessary for us to come back to what Christ considers ESSENTIAL about our faith in him.
Jesus and our politics apparently DO mix!
This is our Thanksgiving weekend!
So what then is the point of the 10 commandments if they are so difficult to keep?
it’s OK for us sometimes to complain and be grumpy with God
What do you sense is God’s agenda for you?
the danger is this ‘Functional Atheism!’
The false images of ourselves that MUST be allowed to recede & die …
We do so by choosing also to face and overcome our fear of whatever complacent inertia is stopping others from knowing and living into who and what they actually are.
To what action does our defiant faith call us to be and to do?
he chose to show sacred divine mercy!
like those disciples in the stormy dark, we’re forced to face some really rough circumstances… That’s just when today’s text suggests Jesus shows up!
to simply bearing witness to the holiness of all of what actually is!
We’re talking God’s economy here.
“Why is ‘evil’ allowed to exist?”
What is our role? How aware are you of the influence your life is having there where you are?
Three questions to ask ourselves.
We dare not try embracing that future hope without respecting and expressing our sadness at what is lost.
What do you allow to define you, to drive you? Who or what does your life serve?
OUR SALVATION is about us being saved from the dark, worst effects of our smallest, false selves.
‘The Great Commission’ is about Jesus telling us NOT to be silent! We have our instructions: May God’s smiling on us be the result of our good and faithful response to all of what Christ instructed those 1000s of years ago, and what he still so clearly instructs today – that our lives come to model all of the loving justice, compassion and healing hope that Our Trinity God intends, the Redeeming Christ has secured, and the Empowering Holy Spirit has sealed for us all.
Our primary identity is that we are MADE in God’s image!
It’s about our being given a whole new appreciation of life NOW.
Focussing on today is just one clear and undistorted image of what scripture describes God the Holy Spirit as doing: ADVOCACY.
How are we seeing the way of Christ as revealing God’s character in the world today?
The voices that we choose to listen to, and to follow.
This invitation is a real thing!
The way of living & believing revealed to us by the risen Jesus Christ is quite impossible to achieve in and on our own.