Fear is not a good way to make an argument. And, fear is not a good way to make a decision. And, fear distorts what we see in others. And, fear keeps us from seeing God’s Love in our lives.
Perhaps it is good that we can all find ways to relate to the life of Jesus—that there is enough room for all of us to make connections. But, the problem is, if we are not careful, Jesus can end up looking too much like us.
Certainty is so temping. We do not want up to become down, or forward to become backward. Certainty is more appealing than change. Thankfully, though, Abraham and Sarah kept going.
If we didn’t have to wait, we wouldn’t have time to reflect. And, if we don’t have time to reflect, then we can’t pinpoint those spaces in our lives that need to feel a little bit more of God’s steadfast love. The sermon for College Sunday, February 21, 2021.
We not only see the Light of Christ with our eyes. We also see it through our singing and our prayers, through the gift of shared community and acts of generous service, through gracious fellowship and genuine kindness.
When our lives are disrupted, we might feel the tendency to do more, to act immediately, to grip life tighter, and to hold it closer—but we benefit from taking a step back.
Lauren Hooie is an Auburn University alumna with a degree in Journalism, and is in her final semester at Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology. Auburn First Baptist has a long history of recognizing the calling of women, ordaining its first woman, Leland Cooper, as a deacon in 1974. Since 2007, Baptist Women in Ministry has…
We have before us a choice: to be an accuser or to be an advocate — which, Jonah reminds us, is quite the journey.
We are called to hold each other in common, which always leads us back to what it means to be the Body of Christ.
We are to continue to drip with the waters of Grace, to immerse ourselves in the Love of Christ, to live with that same self-giving Love.