Jesus' last words, "It is finished," is a gospel call to reject violence and domination and instead welcome community, connection, and service.
Thanks overlapping remind us that Jesus' last words, "It is finished," welcome us to a community of belonging.
Ever feel like you're surrounded by people yet utterly alone? This post explores how Jesus' message of love and community bridges the gaps that disconnect us.
The cross stands high on churches and reminds us of Jesus' last words, "It is finished."
Jesus' last words, "It is finished," are a three-word sermon that invites us into a life of peace, community, and connection. It is a call to lay down our arms and to find last peace.
A chalk drawing of the earth with stick figure people holding hands around the perimeter. This reminds me of how grace can unite us.
Peter is called to extend grace to people far beyond what he has ever imagined. The Spirit is always trying to get the Church to catch up to the speed of grace.
Like a skilled artisan, God can help us weave a beautiful life by thoughtfully living with others.
The Bible offers us deep wisdom about how to live a beautiful life. There are three phrases we can embrace that will help us weave a God-honoring life.
Pride often leads to a distored view of self
While pride is a destructive force that can lead to internal and external strife, when healthy it can ground us in our ethics and faith. 
God's mercy flows like a stream to us
Mercy is like water - persistent, shapes us, lifts us up. Jesus washing feet shows God's love & service. We experience it too - in beauty, forgiveness, & by sharing it with others.
"Forgive" is the hardest and smartest command of Jesus. I debunk several misconceptions about forgiveness and show the teachings of Jesus provide the transformative power that redefines our future.
Teach me that I am indebted to grace and allow that grace to help me understand how I can give grace and forgiveness to others.  
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 disciples are unnerved by Jesus' announcement of his upcoming departure, yet Jesus trusts God's ability to work through them! Can we be so bold to trust God to work through us when we feel so underequipped?
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A river winds its way through a forest
The story of Lazarus' resurrection shows us the power of God over death and foreshadows Christ's passion This is the gospel with the renewal of the whole world.
Life is often a journey and requires trust.
Joseph and Mary were able to trust God for their present and future because they had […]
Mary has been taught of God's faithfulness in the past and this allows her to trust God for what's ahead.
No one is a lost cause and no one is hopelessly lost, because Christ is a Good Shepherd who seeks & finds. His love inspires our love for ourselves and others.
What seems like harsh words from Jesus are actually wise words born from deep love.
Everyone in this passage is bound by something or someone. This passage asks us to consider who is bound and who is really free.
This passage offers the promise of God's help and empowerment instead of a performance checklist.
Jesus’ identity as the Messiah is the center focus and prompts us to ask a question about his identity and the nature of God.