the “experience” of belief in the kingdom to come
Jan30

the “experience” of belief in the kingdom to come

What does it feel like to live with a belief that Jesus will one day–even today–return? Does it mean we stop buying homes with 30 year mortgages? Or refusing to pick up your average Russian novel?  Should we immediately stop saving for our children’s college education? I don’t think the experience of belief in the vision we outlined from Revelation 7 obviates any of those. So what does it look like to believe...

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January 27, 2013 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Enduring Spirituality for a New Year: Toward a Mature Vision” Revelation 7:9-17

January 27, 2013 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Enduring Spirituality for a New Year: Toward a Mature Vision” Revelation 7:9-17 http://ctktexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/CTK-1-27-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Catechism Week 5
Jan27

Catechism Week 5

New City Catechism, Question 5

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Sermon in Practice: doing good requires first seeing well
Jan23

Sermon in Practice: doing good requires first seeing well

She asked, “did you see it?” I said, “what?” “In the bathroom,” she added, thinking location would clarify. “What are you talking about,” I asked donning one of those hapless looks I’m accustomed to  when I can’t find the answer I think she wants? “Don’t tell me you didn’t notice it,” she laments, her tone, while non-threatening, has nevertheless...

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Set aside the club mentality; it was He who paid the dues.
Jan21

Set aside the club mentality; it was He who paid the dues.

As I tell anyone who visits our church, though the folly and failures of institutions like the church lead many to give up on it, it’s the contention of the bible that not even God has given up on the church.  For that reason we persist in trying to become a community that, despite its many flaws, seeks to honor the call God has laid upon the church. That’s also why we want to honor the nature of this institution whom God...

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