Saturday, February 27

Tag: repentance

Daily Practice 2017.09.11 – What will you forgive yourself of today?

Daily Practice 2017.09.11 – What will you forgive yourself of today?

Meditation Last night was worship with the youth in juvenile detention. The group leading detention was quite ecumenical: United Methodist, Missionary Baptist, Assembly of God, Roman Catholic, and Church of God in Christ. It was a beautiful combination of people coming together with a heart for youth. Nate spoke to the youth about unconditional love and that the ground of unconditional love was forgiveness, trust, and hope. It was rooted in Jeremiah: 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that. 12 At that time, you will call out for Me, and I will hear. You will pray, and I will listen. 13 You will look for Me intently, and you will find Me. (The Voice translation) The main teaching was solid. ...

Rise Up! Sermon on Acts 2

Christianity, Post-a-Day, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
Terri Stewart May 8, 2011 Northshore UCC Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Rise Up! Today’s scripture lesson takes place on Pentecost.  Pentekostas (Greek pronunciation) was the Greek name for the Jewish Festival called “The Festival of Weeks” or Shavu’oth (sha-vu-ōt) in Hebrew.  Shavuot is a celebration of God's gift of Torah to the people.  In a Christian context, Pentecost is a celebration of God's gift of Spirit to the people. I think, we forget exactly how Jewish the Bible is.  Peter, a Jew, was spending time with other Jews, and then preached to Jews during a Jewish holiday.  Additionally, to convince the Jews of the validity of Jesus, he uses the words of a Jewish prophet, Joel and a Jewish King, David.  Historically, for Peter, there was no big separation of Jews and Christians.  It was one commu...