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The Gift and Task of Community, part III

Matthew 12: 46-50.  The nature of Christian Community is reflected in many images.  We will see one Sunday morning!  Faith is about relationships – between ourselves and God and with each other.

In Sunday’s reading we see that the community of faith shares with Jesus a desire to do God’s will.  What might this mean for us as we seek to know and do God’s will in our daily lives?

Jesus’ Take On … Faith

Mark 10: 17-27. In this story, a man comes to Jesus and asks “what must I do.” That’s the question we ask as it relates to faith, isn’t it? “What must we do.” Often times, we think of being faithful in terms of our actions. Faithfulness means going to church, tithing, reading the bible, praying regularly and keeping a sabbath. Faithfulness becomes a to-do list.

But is it really? What if faith is not what God wants from us, but what God wants for us. In this story we get a clear picture into what Jesus’ take on faith really is.

Jake Fry 2/24/13