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The Strong and the Weak
We are starting a new series this coming Sunday and I can’t wait to see you on our Zoom call! As the body of Christ is it so important to be reminded together of God’s mercy and grace. As we see one another and sing, even from our own homes, we are reminded that we are not alone and we are not crazy for believing that Christ is raised from the dead. Romans 15 and 16 have some important lessons for us and I’m looking forward to sharing those with you. Share the zoom link with a friend and invite them to our online gathering and we’ll see you Sunday at 10 am.
So Be The Bridge
Being a bridge is painful. People have the opportunity to walk all over you, vandalize, and reject you. However, to stand in the tension between two paths and connect the least, last, and lost to the love of God and to be the conduit for that connection is the mission Christ has given each of us. So yes, the bridge is out. We can’t get to where we need to be from where we are, your friends need to see Christ lived out amidst systemic racism and hate. Our city needs to see the way of Christ lived out amidst fear of death and fear of Covid. Our families need to see and hear the kingdom of Christ lived out amidst greed, division, and political rage. The Good News of Jesus tells us that Christ has bridged the gap from darkness to light and from death to life. However, to follow Christ is to emulate Christ and to be that bridge for others. This takes practice but more than anything it forces us to love the unlovable. The way Christ loved us. Join us in our Zoom call on Sunday at 10 am! We can’t wait to see your face!
So Relay The Ancient Foundations
There is no foundation in this life worthy of building upon if that foundation cannot withhold the storms that come with being human. Jesus, as he finishes out the Sermon on the Mount talks about the foundations that we are tempted to build upon that have nothing to do with his law of love and salvation. Through the past six months and perhaps even longer we have had the ground shaken beneath us. From work, school, politics, and divisions in our nation, cultural foundations have been exposed as not being worthy material to build on. Join us for Zoom Church on Sunday as we worship Christ and relay the ancient foundations that can sustain us in our troubled times. Share the Zoom link with a friend or a neighbor and have them join Common Ground as we worship.
Trust the Detour
To remember is to flourish in fidelity, to forget is the first step in idolatry. We have had months and months of our normal way of life disrupted and the temptation to forget Christ and his commands is ever present. When the bridge is out there is a detour sign that points us to the long way round. Israel found themselves forgetting God, forgetting his prophet Moses, and refusing the long way around to their physical and spiritual destination. We often think we know the best way to go or a shortcut without listening or following the instructions of the detour. For Israel, this disobedience, this forgetting, led them into one of the most idolatrous moments recorded in the Bible. Join us on Sunday as we talk about how to avoid the construction of Golden Calves and grow in our trust of God through and around the detours of life. See you at 10 am on Sunday! Grab the zoom link and share it with a friend and have them join us at church on Sunday as we sing, worship, and welcome the long way home!
Prejudice and Peter’s Vision
What are you to do when you come face to face with your own prejudice? Some people entrench even deeper into the divide while the Chrisitan understands that God shows no partiality. In our nation, we have to come to grips with the reality of our past and as a Christian we have to be clear about our unique future. The Lord gives Peter a gift that will speak to our own prejudices and I hope you join us on Sunday at 10 am!
Go Through the Water
As we begin our new series we will be talking about the Israelites staring at the Red Sea in front of them and the enemies of Egypt behind them. What do you do when you feel stuck? How do we march forward when fear is one side and the impossible is on the other? As the people of God we rejoice that God provides a way through the wilderness, no matter what wilderness we find ourselves in. Join us on Sunday in our zoom call as we worship together this week! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.