Formation, Friendship and Mission: Pt. 1

“My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you…” – Galatians 4:19 A few weeks ago I included a post here entitled: A Community of Formation, Friendship and Mission. Let me share a little bit more with you the ideas introduced in that post. Today…

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Words for the Week … May 10

This week we celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost reminds us of the gift of God’s Spirit and the formation of the Christian community. Psalm 104 Old Testament Joel 2:28-32; Ezekiel 11:17-20 Gospel Acts 2:1-11*; John 14:8-21 New Testament Romans 8:14-27 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you…

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Words for the Week … May 3

This weekend we observe and celebrate Jesus’ ascension.

Psalm 110

Old Testament Ezekiel 1:3-28

Gospel Luke 24:45-53; Acts 1:1-11

New Testament Ephesians 1:15-23

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
– Ps. 19:14

Earth Day?

Earth Day is this Saturday. I am curious, as a people seeking to follow Jesus, how should such an observance impact us? God is the God of creation (Genesis 1), incarnation (John 1) and re-creation (Romans 8). Stuff matters to God. That is to say, the stuff of earth is not inconsequential to him but…

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Words for the Week … Apr 19

May God bless you as you read and pray, pray and read. This day and everyday. Amen. Psalm 66 Old Testament Deuteronomy 4:32-40 Gospel John 14:15-21, Acts 8:26-40 New Testament I John 3:14-24 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”…

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