Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inscribed on the Hands of God

Isaiah 49:8-16 Yet I will not forget you
Matthew 6:24-34 Do not worry about your life

Envision your name inscribed on the hand of God. Envision God holding you so dearly that it would never be possible to forget you. Here is a truly relational view of the Sacred. What is the difference between feeling alone on your way through life and feeling the Holy Presence with you and accompanying you every step of the way?

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

If I had a hammer...I would make a table

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18. Living the holy life
1 Corinthians 3:10-23. You are God's temple
Matthew 5:38-48. Turn the other cheek; give your cloak

Our foundation is solid, our foundation is Jesus Christ. We are the builders called to build upon this foundation that God has given us. I believe we need to use good materials and we need to have a good plan and together we can build a home for all people. It's time to get to work.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

But I Say to You

Matthew 5:21-37 Anger, Adultery, Divorce and Oaths
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 The great choice
Sirach 15:15-20 Wisdom of the Lord

Why is the Old Testament important to us? Because it was Jesus' Bible: the background code against which his life and teachings are understood. He refers to the tenets of the Hebrew scriptures in a way that both affirms and transforms. His teachings are a spiritual intensification of the principles that have guided his people through ages.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Instruction Manual for Life

Isaiah 58:1-12 The fast that Yahweh chooses
Psalm 112 Bessings of the righteous
Matthew 5:13-20 Let your light shine

In Isaiah's words, the prophetic demand for justice, for the end of oppression, is direct and unequivocal. And the consequence is just as clear: a good life, blessed and shining as a light to the world. So there is an element of self-interest here -- it is not entirely altruistic -- it is simply the way life works. This is the instruction manual for life.

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