Jesus had been talking about service and sacrifice. The disciples had been debating honors and accolades. Jesus turns the conversation upside down by saying, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”
We welcome Dr. Thomas Long as our speaker for the Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore Lecture series.
It was a different view of the world, which is exactly what happens in the waters of baptism. We immerse ourselves in the love of Christ, where we see the world from the edge of God’s grace.
We welcome Dr. Pam Durso to the AFBC pulpit this morning.
Since God’s love is so grand, we cannot get our hands around it. We can only look for it, listen for it, and then follow it.
Discernment is not a one-time gift. It is a well of wisdom that we return to time and time again.
It is a list, and it can become the liturgy of our lives—the pattern by which we go about our days.
What brings them back is a full stomach and a satisfied soul. It is that sense of being home that we feel around the kitchen table, and the communion table, feeling at home in God’s presence.
What does it mean that Jesus took responsibility for his neighbors, not giving in to the rule of scarcity but showing us that there is abundance? There is enough.
Paul is calling people beyond a theology of the Hatfield and the McCoys.