Below is a taste of what part of our time was like yesterday morning as our home church gathered together to share faith and life. We began by giving time for each person to share an update since the last time we were together. Afterward we enjoyed an Italian meal together.
Holy God, mighty and immortal,
you are beyond our knowing,
yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ,
whose compassion illumines the world.
Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ,
who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity,
the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who live and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
“If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.”
– THEME: Darkness vs. Light
– “Light of the good news” – a reference to what/who?
– “We preach Jesus Christ is Lord” – What can we learn from Paul’s example?
– “The God who said…” – He not only created but is also creating…making all things new.
you have revealed the glory of your love in Jesus Christ,
and have given us a share in your Spirit.
May we who listen to Christ
and, in the dark places where you send us,
reveal the light of your gospel. Amen.