What Do You Hear?

Dear Salt and Light,

Karl Barth, the great theologian, said it is not up to us to raise critical questions of a biblical text; the biblical text means to question us. Every biblical text is a summons, said Barth, a vocation from God addressed to us. The text has authority to call, to command, and our job, related to the biblical text, is to be obedient to what we hear in the biblical text.

We continue along in Jesus'  Sermon on the Mount this week. Our text for Sunday will be Matthew 5:13-20.  Read that text and ask tough questions of how you are called to be “salt and light”? Often just a little salt is plenty to bring out the flavor of a great meal. Merely a slight shaft of light can offer the hope to find your way.

Prayers : For the family of Onn and Cheneile Norasaeng who lost their baby in the fifth month of pregnancy last weekend. A memorial service will be held at Heflebower Funeral Home this Thursday evening at 5pm. The issue of immigration and divine wisdom for the leadership of the United States.

May the Lord have mercy upon us.

See you on Sunday!

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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