In this ordination sermon, I implore the congregation to trust in God's grace alone to define one's worth. It's hard to stop hiding, but the Lord loves to find and love us.
Peter gets rebuked by Jesus for disagreeing with how Jesus will choose to act! God provides minimum protection and maximum support in this ever-changing world. Peter doesn't wants a fixed faith, but Christ wants him to be fixed by faith.
Upon this rock I will build my church, says Christ! Those words give us confidence in our calling as we bear witness to our faith in a world that is often unpredictable and hostile. The gospel will prevail.
The storm rages and Peter asks to walk with Christ on the water while the disciples remain in the boat. What does faith look like in the storms of life?
Peter became an important part of the Church, but he started off as a stranger, just like me and you. In this article, I wonder what it looks like to own our faith and to grow beyond our own set limits.
Like Jonah, we think God's love is confined to people like us. God, however, extends the circle to include and asks us to do the same.
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Baptism is a grace-infused sacrament in the life of the church that declares God's great commitment to us. Here, we consider why he was baptized and what baptism means for our faith today.
We want to live with the reality of our shortcomings and we also want to live beyond them, believing we are more than our mistakes.