In the flood, God intended to ‘fix’ humanity and creation. Instead, post-flood, we remain just as broken, but with God’s covenant promise to be our eternal hope and healing.
When God does a new thing, a new way of living goes with it. The cross of the ashes tells us we are defined by God’s grace, which reminds us we can engage the world around us in critical, crucial, and faithful ways in the work of reconciliation. The manuscript for this sermon is not […]
On this Transfiguration Sunday, we will consider how the work of God in Jesus calls us to see the humanity in one another as part of God’s redeeming work in the world.
Many will claim that spirituality is deeply personal, but the Biblical claim is that faithful spirituality is most authentic when shared in the body of Christ.
We tend to act, talk, and think in ways that acquiesce to societal pressures and norms. Yet, God calls us to get past the false pretenses and live in to our grace-given gifts. It takes intentional work to be authentic, but that is Paul’s teaching on living faithfully.
The world will try to convince you that you need to be more, do more, and look better – but Paul says, you just need to be who you were created to be – perfect, in the image of God.
Commitment isn’t easy. But if we commit ourselves to Christ, He can do miraculous things, and He blesses the world through the committed.
Even Jesus had a holy discontent for the showy and fake religiosity of the leaders in the Jewish community. Being spiritual but not religious isn’t a rejection of Christ, it’s a faithful dissatisfaction with fake Christian leadership.
The celebration of Christmas is about a reminder that the world today does not need a new savior. We have a Savior, and he doesn’t live in a gold-adorned high-rise.
Jesus is God’s material gift to humanity even still today. What if we used this giving model for our giving to others at Christmas?