What if an angel suddenly showed up at your church – right smack dab in the middle of a worship service; if the glory of heaven was unveiled / unleashed just as the band began the intro to the third song? How might that change things?
That’s the question we wondered about as we thought about Jesus walking into a church in his community. We’ll be watching Jesus a lot this year – 2018 is going to be a year with Jesus at KCRC – in many of our worship services we’ll be focusing on interactions that Jesus has with needy people, power structures & authorities, skeptics, and more.
Like what happened in Mark 1:21-28 as Jesus went to a local synagogue. He’s met by a gang of head-scratching worshipers, amazed at what he says and does, and one very sick man, plagued by a demon.
His response is both powerful and very restrained – at the same time.
And in that mix of power and restraint we catch a glimpse of how God deals with us, and how we are called to deal with each other.
Supporting the study of Mark 1 were readings from Deuteronomy 18 and 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.
So….. how did it all go down that Sabbath in the Synagogue?
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Don’t worry about getting all gussied up. Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!
Join us in 2018 as we journey with Jesus!