"School Evangelism" is a program being offered to students to help them witness at school. One boy complained to his pastor that some of his Christian brothers and sisters were not acting in a loving way as they took the Gospel message to school. They would yell at others who didn't share their views and even refused to associate or speak with anyone who did such things as drink and smoke. The pastor complimented the "Christian" students for their enthusiasm, but he told this student that witnessing must also be done in a spirit of love and gentleness.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.