Scattered in Hope: Rooted in Love

October 7, 2021

The “scatter” method of sowing seed looks like a prayer in flight. The seed fountains out into the air, with a promise that some portion, maybe a significant percentage, will get trampled underfoot, or eaten by birds, or washed into gullies, or burnt up in the sun, or otherwise never sprout. And yet, somehow, some of that seed finds “good soil” enough to create a harvest. This week, we’ll till through the soil of our own souls to help let the seed of God’s word become Rooted in Love. Please join us in person or online at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

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October 28, 2021

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