Getting Ready for Sunday | 08/18/2019
The season after Pentecost, also called Trinitytide, is the season of mission. The Spirit has been sent and so have we!
We are gathering this coming Sunday, August 18, at Brazos Christian School at 4pm.
The text on which the sermon will be focused is Hebrews 12:14: "Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord." It's a short verse in the midst of four passages that we will read in the Liturgy of the Word (see below).
The following passage by Dallas Willard speaks of the supremacy of Jesus and how, in seeking him, we will find someone seeking us. I think Willard highlights an important aspect of what happens when we strive for peace and holiness.
"[Jesus] is, simply the brightest spot on the human scene. There is no real competition. Even anti-Christians judge and condemn Christians in terms of Jesus and what he said. He is not really hidden. But for all his manifest presence in our world, he must be sought. That is part of his plan, and for our benefit. If we do seek him, he will certainly find us, and then we, ever more deeply, find him. That is the blessed existence of the disciple of Jesus who continuously 'grows in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ' (2 Peter 3:18)."
-Dallas Willard, Introduction to The Great Omission
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
First Reading: Jeremiah 23:23-29
Second Reading: Hebrews 12:1-14
Gospel Reading: Luke 12:49-56