When Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God–what Jesus unleashed when he came–he sometimes refers to it as harvest or treasure… “He said to them, ‘The harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest.’” Luke 10:2 […]Read more "Be Hope 2: Hope Harvesters & Treasure Hunters"
On Sunday, we talked about risk and how we have to take risks to let others know they belong “at the table.” But can we/should we take risks in a multi-faith culture? After all, we are increasingly aware of violence committed in the name of religion. So what do we do? The Apostle Paul shows us that […]Read more "At the Table: Risk (pt.2)"
If we’re going to let others know they belong at Christ’s table, we’re going to have to get close and stay close (proximity), we’re going to have to be true to our identity in Christ (obedience), and then we’re going to have to… RISK. What is risk? What risks are we called to take share […]Read more "At the Table: Risk"
After we get close and stay close to our neighbors, neighborhoods and cities (proximity), we have to be obedient if we are going to let others know they belong at Christ’s table. We’re going to have to be obedient if we’re going to seek the welfare of the places to which we’ve been sent (Jer. […]Read more "At the Table: Obedience"
As we’ve talked about, God’s dream is that all people would find their fill at God’s eternal table. That is why Jesus Christ came into the world: to extend salvation to all people; to reconcile all people to God; to connect us all to God and each other at God’s feasting table. As we’ve been saying, it’s […]Read more "At the Table: Proximity"
God’s dream is the table. That’s why God created. It’s why God redeems. It’s why God counsels and comforts. God’s dream is that all of creation would gather at God’s table and find their fill there…for all of eternity. God became one of us in Jesus to renew and expand the dream. Jesus makes it clear that […]Read more "At the Table: It’s All Connected"