Peter’s reaction to Jesus’ transfiguration is well-intentioned but tries to put God in a box so he can understand and contain the situation. Sound familiar? But Jesus invites us to let God be God, allowing room for grace, freedom, and even surprise.
Feb 19, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Prophetic Community”
Feb 19, 2017
The Baptized People of God “A Prophetic Community”
Remember the famous movie line, “You can’t handle the truth!” In addition to doing a lot of good in the world, Christianity also brings with it the truth – the truth of man’s sin and of God’s salvation. Many people resent that truth, but for those who believe it is eternal life.
Feb 12, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Lay-Launching Community”
Feb 12, 2017
The Baptized People of God “A Lay-Launching Community”
Christianity teaches that suffering is purposeful – that God uses suffering in our lives ultimately for our good. Have you ever thought of the benefits of suffering? God doesn’t cause suffering, Her certainly knows how to work for our good!
Jan 29, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Unifying Community”
There is one Lord, one faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all. As we reach out with God’s love to the world, we need to make sure that we also extend that love to each other in the body of Christ!
Jan 22, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Servant Community”
Jesus said that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. When we follow Jesus, we too, become servants, and point people to the One who gave His life for us.
Jan 15, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Contrasting Community”
Jan 15, 2017
The Baptized People of God “A Contrasting Community”
Jesus said that his followers would be “in the world” but not “of the world.” How do we blend in? How are we different? Baptism makes us live distinctly different lives than the world around us – as children of God.