Love God

January 7, 2021

We’ve spent the last several weeks working through portions of the Pauline epistles, trying to make sense out of reading “half the mail” from two millenia ago. This task is made all the more difficult as this “mail” cuts across culture, language and very different societal expectations. But for the temporal displacement, Paul was in the same boat, trying to create a radically different world from the one he knew. Paul was also big on using metaphors, some of which he didn’t quite understand. Specifically, in this week’s passage from Ephesians, he talks about marriage when Paul himself never was married. So, when he used the phrase, “Wives, be submissive to your husbands…,” he didn’t have the practical grounding to know what he was talking about.

We know that a lot gets lost in translation, and sometimes real damage gets done when we hear messages out of context.  This Sunday, Pastor Jennifer preaches on that “submissive” passage, with an effort to unpack and understand the message of liberating love that’s underneath. For anybody who likes to see what others “don’t want to touch with a ten foot pole” you’ll want to see this. Please join us a 10 a.m. on YouTube. -Pastor Jennifer

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It’s been a week to sorely try the Spirit. We have been shaken to our core. That which we thought “could never happen here” happened, as a sitting president incited a riot to storm the halls of Congress to interrupt the lawful transfer of power. It’s the kind of thing that makes you mad, sad, scared and in need of a word of truth and hope. That’s what God is anxious to give us all this Sunday. “Arise, Your Light is Come!” Please join us at 10 a.m.

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