To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is a fountain of sending love. David J. Bosch As we continue to reflect on mission this Lent, consider this quote from missiologist and theologian David Bosch. He reminds us that mission begins with God as a movement of love, specifically the divine sending love towards humans. Let’s explore this for just a few moments. God’s love is understood by Christians in a specific way. It’s not just an abstract love. Instead, it is a......
We serve God by serving others. Sounds simple, but in practice it’s more complicated. Just ask Joshua. Joshua understood the difficulty of serving God. And at the end of then book which bears his name in the Hebrew Bible, Joshua tries to explain the difficulty to the people of Israel. The story goes like this: Joshua: You should serve God, but if you can’t don’t make the commitment. Ok, now choose…who will you serve? As for my family , we will serve God. People: We will serve God! Joshua: No, you won’t.......
If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Ownership – You Can’t Blame Your Way To Freedom (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 3 Hurt is a common experience. We are hurt by others. And we hurt others. And in any experience of hurt, every person involved has some contribution to the hurt. The question is this: Will we own the way(s) we contribute to the hurt? With that in mind, let’s reflect a little. What are the most common ways that you hurt others? I demand that my needs be met by......