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Worship at St. John's 06/13/2021
"Jesus’ Invitation to Find Community in Him," Luke 5:17-26
In the world, there are "insiders" and there are "outsiders." While in the Church we discourage thinking in terms of "insiders" and "outsiders," we do well to think about those people who consider themselves "outsiders." We also do well to repent for every time that we have made others feel like "outsiders." Frequently, the process of moving from an "outsider" to an "insider" in the Church includes others praying for us, inviting us, and welcoming us into the "household of faith" (as Paul calls the Church in Gal. 6:10). Does it break your heart that people consider themselves "outsiders" before God? It breaks His heart.
CATechism & DOG 06/09/2021
Worship at St. John's 06/06/2021
"Created for Community," John 17:20-26
The church is not a place to which we go, but a body that we are gathered into. Too often, people's "mouths have runneth over" and feelings have been hurt. The result is that the strengthening community to which God has brought us into through our baptisms has been fractured. As he prepared for his death, Jesus prayed that his followers might all be one as he and the Father are one. Through the power of Jesus' death, we have been reconciled to the Father and that same power can reconcile us to one another. We need one another more than we realize - it is a God-given need for community.
CATechism & DOG 06/02/2021
Worship at St. John's 05/30/2021
Isaiah 6:1-7, "A People of Unclean Lips"
A sinful man standing in the presence of the Holy God, Isaiah prepares to be struck down. Instead, God in His mercy cleanses him and declares him clean. Through the washing of rebirth in Holy Baptism, our Father has cleansed us and daily washes away the sins of those who are repentant for the sake of Jesus in Whom the Spirit has caused us to trust.
CATachism & DOG 05/26/2021