Mark 10. Jesus is not simply challenging the Rich Young Ruler to let go of his dollar and cents. He is challenging him to release all that comes with riches and rule: identity, comfort, entitlement, privilege, politics, GO and release that. THEN come follow me. Be last so others may be first.
What flame would you add to our community bonfire?
A beginning discussion on satan, the devil, the enemy - or whatever name you have for that which opposes the will of God.
The Holy Spirit comes in many forms: dove, fire, wind. Let's talk about that!
The quote in Pastor Tress's message is from Rachael Held Evans' book "Searching for Sunday".
Part One of series. Some basics of faith and the process of us reflecting the life of Jesus more and more.
Our own GO Ministry Gatherer, Amy Kinney, has been installed as pastor at her first church, Union UCC. Pastor Tress gave the sermon at her installation service. How did she, and how do we, reach?
When we forget our strength and size in the Kingdom of God, living life here on earth, we allow all the events, people, feelings, self-talk, and our past, to bind us down. RISE UP! Shake off the dust. Do not be afraid but be strong and courageous! Sometimes we hand the ropes to people and events of the past... here tie me down with this! Sometimes they bring their own ropes to keep us from being who God is calling us to be. RISE UP!
Below are two parts to this message. I encourage you to sit in the quiet to bask in the truth of Part One. Then take a little lesson away from Part Two.