Sunday to Monday | The Last Church

“The kingdom of God that Jesus proclaims inaugurates a topsy-turvy way of looking at the world.  Those people that the world considers large and significant are sometimes considered insignificant by Jesus.  What impresses the world does not impress Jesus.  The first shall be last and the last shall be first.  In the gracious mathematics of the kingdom of God, conventional values are flipped on their heads.”
~ Dr. William Willimon’s reflection on Matthew 20:1-16

On Sunday, Pastor Dave's sermon titled "The Last Church" was based on the text from Matthew 20:1-16.
As we try to think/do/be more like God, who places an emphasis on the last instead of the first, we can celebrate how we have joined God in blessing the world.  Already this year more people have given away more hours and more $ than in all of 2010!  Praise God! Here is a link to the latest scorecard #'s

Some questions to think about as you start your week...

·      Do you desire for life to be more fair?  (Matthew 20:1-16)  Who are you in that story?

·      How is injustice required for God’s mercy to bless us?  (Matthew 20:1-16)

·      When have you felt the blessing of serving the least in the vineyard, but getting a full day’s pay?          (Matthew 20:1-16)

·      Pray for greater mercy in a post 9-11 world.

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1. Anggi wrote:
Kelly, I have been enjoying your words of erugcnaoement. Each post has been a timely reminder to remain in Him and be faithful. Thank you for taking me on this journey with you. The Lord has been tugging at my heart as I read and assuring me again that He is with me and that apart from Him my attempts at Love, (that is: 'to Love' -the verb, and the TRUE LOVE that is pure and an overflowing of Christ's love for us) fail. So thank you for writing. I enjoy hearing your heart through the words. I love you sister and I MISS you!

Tue, July 10, 2012 @ 5:25 AM

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