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John the Baptist is not shy about calling everyone who comes to him to change. “May you have the wisdom to enter generously into your own unease.” (From For Longing, by John O’Donahue)
In the introduction to John the Baptist, we see the past, present, and future of God’s work come together. It is a moment that encourages us to have faith today that God who has begun a good work in us will see it to completion, even when it doesn’t look that way.
On Christ the King Sunday, Jesus doesn’t seem to want to talk about being a king. He wants to talk about God’s truth–that we are all equally worthy in the eyes of God. God’s kingdom is based on this fundamental truth, to which Jesus witnesses with his life. (John 18: 33:-37)
Practicing gratitude involves putting aside the worries of tomorrow that are distracting us from the joys of today.
The first chapter of Samuel gives an intimate view of a married couple burdened with the pain of infertility. Faithfully they walk with the unsettled ache of grief and, in doing so, help us reflect on what to do in times when we or someone we love is deeply grieving.
Explore what it means to “belong with” God and with others in relationships and communities like Christ Church as we delve into the Book of Ruth. Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17.
In this Bible study style sermon, Jesus, a skilled debater whose techniques would fit right in with political debates today, reminds us of what the most important thing is even in contentious times.
In a world in need of healing, we can start with ourselves but ultimately our healing depends on helping others be healed. God calls us to bring ourselves to Jesus for healing and to reach out to those on the margins, in grief, in pain, or with other needs, to bring them to Jesus for healing as well.
In the Old Testament story of Job, God responds to the perennial question – why do the good and faithful suffer? Perhaps it is not the response, but that God responds that is the answer.