Sunday, October 04, 2009
Sunday Recap Oct 4, 2009
Today's text was of an encounter between Jesus and a Gentile woman. The event puts the differences between Jews and Gentiles in stark terms. The walls that they constructed then aren't really any different than the ones we build today. The contrast between the Gentle woman's confident faith in Jesus and the disciples (or duh-sciples) is great.
As I studied this all week, and let the text percolate, I couldn't get over how many ways we divide from each other. Then how many ways we in the Church and as a church tell people whether or not they are wanted, whether they are loved by God and worthy of our time. Duh-sciples.
To follow Jesus means loving who He loved. "While we were yet sinners..."
But sometimes once you are inside the walls, you forget you were ever an outsider.
To paraphrase Robert Frost, "Someone there is that doesn't want a wall." His name is Jesus.
This week's music -
"Your Grace Is Enough"
"Call Upon His Name"
"Blessed Be Your Name"
"Grace Flows Down"
The basic idea was to help remind each other as we sang praises of just how great God's grace is - regardless.