Matthew 19.26 (NIV)
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
First, thank you for the wonderful responses to the question that I posed for us as part of our worship on Sunday. Please remember that you can listen or listen again to the sermon on our website at lpcomch.com. If you haven’t responded to the question “What gives you hope?” you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We had 40 responses to this question and I expect that we will have more than 60 responses this week.
Discernment is seeking to listen carefully to what God is inviting us to do, to be, and to live. Grounded in the Gospel story, our hope is grounded in God's keeping of God's promises of liberation, salvation, and deliverance. Our listening and hoping together shapes how and what we see leading us to a clearer understanding of God's vision for us as a community.
Our imagination becomes a powerful way for us to see how Jesus’s salvation, liberation, and deliverance can be lived. By wildly allowing the words of Jesus to be lived in our dreams and possibilities, we take the first steps in letting Jesus' ways become our way. Our imagination becomes exciting and also a but a bit frightening because of endless possibilities and what we might be invited to do.
Sunday, we will tap into the power of imaginations so that we can see with the eyes of faith. See you there…
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church