This is what Paul means by the fruits of the Spirit, which are not so much about a destination as they are about how we get there.
Stewardship is how we care for a place and its people, and how it cares for us.
Esther found herself in the right place at the right time to do the right thing.
Jesus had been talking about service and sacrifice. The disciples had been debating honors and accolades. Jesus turns the conversation upside down by saying, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”
We welcome Dr. Thomas Long as our speaker for the Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore Lecture series.
It was a different view of the world, which is exactly what happens in the waters of baptism. We immerse ourselves in the love of Christ, where we see the world from the edge of God’s grace.
We welcome Dr. Pam Durso to the AFBC pulpit this morning.
Since God’s love is so grand, we cannot get our hands around it. We can only look for it, listen for it, and then follow it.
Discernment is not a one-time gift. It is a well of wisdom that we return to time and time again.
It is a list, and it can become the liturgy of our lives—the pattern by which we go about our days.