Psalm 34 OT Deuteronomy 8:1-10 Gospel John 6:37-51 NT Eph 4:25-5:2
Psalm 114 OT II Kings 2:1-15 Gospel Mark 6:45-52 NT Eph 4:1-16
“But seek first the Kingdom of God…” – Matthew 6:3 The Sermon on the Mount teaches us about the “Kingdom Heart”. Essentially Jesus is teaching his listeners how to live in this world not according to its own rules but according to the story of the Jesus and his Kingdom. Often our vision of the…Details
We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living as listeners,
With hearts attending to the skies we cannot understand:
Waiting upon the first far drums of Christ the Conqueror,
Planted like sentinels upon the world’s frontier. – Thomas Merton
Old Testament Isaiah 57:14-21
Gospel Mark 6:30-44
New Testament Ephesians 2:11-22
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:14
Way to go Brad and Michel! Congratulations on the 30 year mark. Your lives and example are a blessing to us all. Here’s to the next 30 years. Salud!
(Don’t forget the Roadshow tonight!) We’ve been making our way through the Sermon on the Mount. Yes, it has been a long journey (one we started last fall) but an important one. Important, because the Sermon contains within it much of what Jesus wants us to know about life in his Kingdom. If we are saved by Jesus’ death, given life by his resurrection, then it is not hard to see that we are shown how to live by his life. As the smartest man who ever lived Jesus has a thing or two to tell us about how to live life to the fullest. Much of it is found in the Sermon on the Mount.
There is an African proverb that goes something like this: “When you see you neighbors beard on fire start pouring water on your own.”
Also from Africa, we hear the Jewish philosopher Philo say: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
And we hear from Jesus words that communicate something eerily similar:
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Luke 6:37-38, NIV
Some of you are familiar with Tony Jones’ Postmodern Youth MInistry and The Sacred Way and his most recent book The New Christians. Doug Pagitt’s book Reimagining Church was a valuable resource to me in thinking about the early life of Wheatland. I’m glad to announce that these two, along with Mark Scandrette, will be…Details
Old Testament Amos 7:7-15
Gospel Mark 6:7-13
New Testament Ephesians 1:1-14
May God bless you as you read and pray, pray and read. Amen.