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God Is Creator – Part II

God is Creator – Part Two In discussing God as Creator, we should now mention that God’s Will for the Earth is central to the Lord’s Prayer, that model prayer provided by Jesus:  ‘Pray then in this way:Our Father in heaven,   hallowed be your name.    Your kingdom come.   Your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven.    Give […]

God is Creator – Part I

God is Creator – Part I From the very first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1, God is affirmed as Creator: “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth…” The creation story is classified in literature as an “origin myth.” But the deeper spiritual truth in the story is profoundly important in Judeo-Christian […]

Forgiven!

Forgiven! The Gospel of Luke tells of Jesus appearance to Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus, a village whose location is probably about 7-8 miles from Jerusalem. Cleopas and the other disciple, realizing they had seen Jesus on the Road to Emmaus and are told that Jesus also appeared to Peter, so […]

The Lord Is Peace!

The Lord Is Peace! Ancient conceptions of peace as recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures sometimes imagine peace as something that is obtained at the expense of one’s enemies essentially by obtaining victory over one’s foes. God was sometimes seen as the guarantor of peace as in the account of Gideon’s encounter with an angel in […]

Easter Dinner at Outback Steakhouse

As per my routine I read the Daily Bread, the Daily Prayer for Peace and recited the Mission Prayer. “God where will your Spirit lead today? Help me be fully awake and ready to respond. Grant me the courage to risk something new and become a blessing of your love and peace. Amen.” The online […]

Abolish Poverty, End Suffering – Part III

Abolish Poverty, End Suffering — Part Three In our previous two articles we explored the idea that: “Community of Christ pursues Christ’s mission to abolish poverty and end suffering (#AbolishPovertyEndSuffering). This profound call is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian teachings and scripture related to justice for the poor.” Using a brief review of scripture, part one […]

Abolish Poverty, End Suffering – Part II

Abolish Poverty, End Suffering — Part Two In my previous article on this topic, #AbolishPovertyEndSuffering, we asserted that: “Community of Christ pursues Christ’s mission to abolish poverty and end suffering. This profound call is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian teachings and scripture related to justice for the poor.” Using a brief review of scripture, I suggested […]

Abolish Poverty, End Suffering – Part I

Blessed Are The Poor, In Spirit! (Part One) Community of Christ pursues Christ’s mission to abolish poverty and end suffering. This profound call is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian teachings and scripture related to justice for the poor. Throughout the law, the writings and the prophets, the Hebrew Scriptures cry out for justice for the poor. […]

2nd Sunday of Easter

For April 11, 2021 Prayer for Peace and Peace Moment with introduction Introduction Each week we hear a Peace Moment in addition to the prayer for peace. Hopefully all will be blessed with these devotional thoughts. This week’s Peace Moment is by Lisa Stobbe. PEACE MOMENT In today’s gospel scripture, John 20:19-31, Jesus appears to […]