The Commitment of Love

July 10, 2020

Rev. Janice Springer preaches about the stories in Corinthians 13:1-8a, 13.  She uses the lessons of SaintTeresa of Avila who once proclaimed that if God treated friends the way Godtreated her, that God must not have many friends.   Janiceexplains that love is more than how one is treated at any one time but a deepcommitment that requires hope, trust, and most of all love.

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

Publish Date:

July 17, 2020

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