Faith doesn’t just sit around. It doesn’t just carry God around in its head with it. Faith is active.
Is your worship like the day people were celebrating Jesus entry into Jerusalem? Or is it feel more like the birthday of someone who’s 82?
Paul wrote to the Ephesians that they should redeem the time because the days were evil. How and why do we do that?
There are holy places, holy things, and holy people. In John 2, Jesus cleanses the temple by making a whip of cords and driving out the people who were using it as a market and the animals they were selling. People can be holy, too. Jesus, of course; but also, you!
- Introduction: A young woman with a sense of the holy.
- The holiness of God’s temple and how it was abused.
- The action Jesus took.
- Holy spaces today and their proper use.
- Why Jesus considered his body to be a temple.
- His prophecy concerning his death and resurrection.
- How you are made holy by baptism and holy communion.
- You are holy to the Lord.
There are many different ways that people summarize what Jesus taught. Unfortunately, the more popular summaries of his teaching leave a lot to be desired. The Mark’s Gospel summarizes it this way, “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Repent and believe the good news.”
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