Sunday, January 14, 2018
9:15 a.m. Choir Rehearsal
10:15 a.m. Worship
Worship this Sunday:
A late New Year sermon for this Sunday: looking back at the Reformation and looking forward at keeping the Reforming Spirit alive. In the final essay in 500: A Study Guide for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Matt Fitzgerald says that disgust at another believer’s claim to know the mind of God is a Protestant feeling. Paul Tillich puts it in very sophisticated language: the divine and human protest against any absolute claim made for a relative reality. Oliver Cromwell put it in more striking language: Is it therefore infallibly agreeable to the Word of God, all that you say? I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
God, you have revealed your love by the coming of Jesus Christ into our world. Help us to welcome him with joy, and to make room for him in our lives and homes that we may abide in him and he in us. Amen.