Originally preached Sunday, December 2, 2018
Originally preached Sunday, November 18, 2018
Originally preached Sunday, November 11, 2018
Flip a coin. What side do you see when it lands? We used to play this game to try to solve an issue or take sides or choose who gets to go first or . . . We kind of live in a binary world. Where it seems as if there are 2 options for anything . . . Should I do THIS or THIS?
Last week I reminded you that whenever we read scripture, it is not all about them—it is all about US—and how we must allow God to speak to us through the words that we hear and read. And one way to allow that is to ask ourselves questions when we read. [Read more…]
Bart is well known around here. He always needs something. He makes us uncomfortable with his neediness—we pretend we don’t see him, standing on the street corner with his cardboard sign. Sometimes he slips into the back of our sanctuary but we don’t really like to sit next to him because he is different. It’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist than to figure out what to do with him.
But how does HE feel? Alone. Invisible? Left out? His disability is not HIS fault, is it? And yet it has created a barrier between him and everyone else.
This morning we are going to watch Bart closeup—we all know who he is, but we are going to actually THINK about him this morning, and watch Jesus at work.