“Jesus in the City”
From bustling traffic to high rise buildings, cities are places that are full of life and full of their own unique joys and challenges. No matter where we call home, God is present and active in our context. This series explores life in the city and how to be a follower of Jesus in an urban setting.
“From Marginalization to Mutuality”
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
— We often view people who are different from us in a negative light. Jesus invites us to see our neighbors through the eyes of mutuality. Mutuality expects that every person I encounter–even and especially those I might assume are my inferiors and enemies–has the capacity to become an agent of God’s mercy and grace for me.
“From Invisible to Affirmed”
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
— God calls us to see and respond to injustices and the marginalization of our brothers and sisters, even when they are invisible to others. When others refuse to acknowledge the reality of the community, Jesus always sees.
“From Possession to Liberation”
Scripture: Luke 8:26-39
— Just as God sets us free, we are called to go to the inhospitable places and set others free. The liberation of Jesus is meant for all.
May 9 (Mother’s Day)
“From Scarcity to Abundance”
Scripture: Luke 9:10-17
— Needs in ministry, life and the community can feel overwhelming. The temptation is to see ourselves and others through the lens of scarcity. The good news is God works abundance in places of scarcity!