July 7, 2019
2 Kings 5:1-14 – Antagonist and Agressor Naaman the Syrian asks for healing from the people his army is oppressing, the Israelites. Is it another demand from the raiding army? Or is God up to something here? Prophet Elisha invites Naaman to see into this world as God sees it: Salvation, healing, and mercy from God are for all people – even when they are our enemy. “Whose side are you on?” by Jonathan Landis.
June 30, 2019
John 20:19-22 – “Now is God’s time for justice to flourish, now is God’s time for peace to prevail” – Stefan Waligur “Jesus Heals & Sends Us” by Pastor Stan Shantz
June 23, 2019
Acts 1:7-11 – We are ambassadors of Christ at home, across the street and around the world! “Holy Chaos Part II” by Pastor Stan Shantz
June 16, 2019
2 Corinthians 5:16-21 – We are called ambassadors of Christ. We live on this earth; the earth belongs to the Lord (Psalm 24), and we represent our Leader, the triune God, in every place we live and move. How is JSMC aligned with God’s (non-linear, chaotic) mission? “Holy Chaos” by Pastor Stan Shantz
June 9, 2019
Genesis 11:1-9 is the origin story of languages and, therefore, cultures. God’s work of scattering the peoples multiplies the spread of humanity on the created world. At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit revealed that God’s blessing is on every language and culture of world. God’s desire is for the Good News of God’s Kingdom to be known in each one of God’s beloved people groups! God is at work scattering the Good News among the people!