"But I'm Not Concerned About That Now"

2015.02.08 - Stephen Edwards - The Church Calendar

But I’m Not Concerned About That Now

Mark 1:29-39

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Isn’t it weird to think that Jesus was human? Like a REAL flesh and blood human who had to work, and pray, and get up early, and ask the hard questions about what it mean to do God’s work.

What does it mean to be fully human like Jesus?

The text:

Mark 1:29-39

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31 He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
32 That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34 And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. 35 In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and his companions hunted for him.
37 When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38 He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” 39 And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Liturgy: Why We Gather and Why It Matters - Liturgy

liturgy2012.09.09 - Kevin Makins - Liturgy: Why We Gather and Why It Matters


Hebrews 10, Matthew 22, James 2, Matthew 7

Eucharist Church meets Sunday afternoons. Sunday afternoons are PRIME real estate for being lazy and relaxing. But week after week, dozens of people bike, bus, drive and walk to join together in worship… why?

What’s the point of gathering as a church every week? In an age of podcasts and audio lectures and books, aren’t their better ways to learn about God?

Why do we gather? And does it really matter?

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(Additional resources, see James K. A. Smith - Desiring the Kingdom, and also Gideon Strauss’ lectures Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope)