There’s still time in Lent.
I invite you to join me in sharpening your soul-axe and inviting the Spirit to grab hold and get to work.
Our grandson’s middle name is “Martin” – which he shares with ancestors. Want to know what else they all had in common?…..
What we DO shapes us.
Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise.
Including the DO-ing of worship.
The Holy Spirit anoints those actions and rituals, when done in the name of Jesus, and uses them to shape our inner beings into the image of our Saviour.
It may seem like fraud at first. But actually Jesus is calling us to leverage resources entrusted to us to max out heavenly returns.
While we all as good Reformed folk profess that our Triune God extends his presence to every square inch of Creation, there are places and times when we can “connect” with more intensity to God than others. They are, we could say, spiritual “hot spots.”
I encourage you to be on the watch for little gifts of grace and joy moments in your life –
– be on the watch, and give thanks for them.
Have you seen such in your life?
Did you remember to give thanks for them?
We made baptismal promises as a community of faith. God heard it. The parents heard it. We heard it. All part of REACHING IN as a Church.
Reaching out as the family of Jesus is NOT optional. The head of the household requires it.
Reach out with the gospel of Christ.
Reach out a hand and heart and wallet with other riches that the Lord has placed into our laps.
And, reach out to welcome the stranger.
As a family of faith in Jesus Christ, we get to REACH UP and be held by our Heavenly Father.
We get to REACH UP and receive divine help.
And we get to REACH UP, along with believers from all times and places, in worship.
Last week we began to consider about the most significant biblical image for the Church. Which is, by the way, the FAMILY. Yes, there are lots of others. Very good ones. Like Bride, Vineyard, Flock, Kingdom, Temple, Body, the New Israel, etc. However, the biggest New Testament image of the […]