Sept 2017, Christ Mountain Top
to Worship, Psalm 12
John 17.1-26, Luke 4.14-21
Nicene # 880 (after Scripture, prior to message)
Moment: Hurricane/disaster recovery
much as you have done it to the least of these …
of these marks of the church are not properties of the church, per se, but of
are not for us ourselves, but are gifts for the world as well (review)
in a room, no door or window, walls, ceiling, floor solid. In the room you have
a table and a saw. How do you get out?
how is it that the God who creates the universe is also described as filling
it? How can God both contain and be contained?
wholeness – is an eschatological hope, not complete at this time.
acknowledges the division between church and world in his prayer: Jn 17.14
wholeness theme in Scripture, wholeness of humanity
blessing from and pays a tithe to a Canaanite king!
and of Jesus, despite prohibition of Moabites in the covenant
being partners in worship and covenant, despite the Assyrian attacks on Judah
and the heritage of Egypt as the land of slavery (Isaiah 19.23-25)
of the whole
equally, not individually
those and stand up for those who have the smallest pieces of the pie
is demonstrated in concern for “the least of these”, for his ministry for the
poor, the prisoner, the blind
The Church in the Power of the Spirit