Disciples Go

Someone once suggested that Jesus’ favorite word was “go.”

Someone also once suggested that The Great Commission of the church has become The Great Omission.

So, where do you stand?  Well, if you’re just standing then you didn’t listen to this sermon!

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Now I know why we don’t focus on the Ascension

You know it’s a good Sunday in church when you’re able to tie the reading of Jesus’ Ascension to the first five Rocky movies. Yea, some days are just that good.

I think I finally realized why the Ascension is mostly ignored. Oh, like you remembered it is the Sunday before Pentecost? Oh, like you remembered it’s actually the Thursday before the Sunday before Pentecost? We like the cross and the empty tomb. Those are easy to write songs about. And they remind us of what God was so willing to do for us.

The Ascension reminds us of what we’re supposed to do for God.

Ouch. No wonder we would rather get along to Pentecost Sunday; it’s our birthday, you know.

Here’s the rest of this week’s sermon that talks about the Ascension and Jesus’ prayer for us to be one. Unidos!

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Stay blessed…john

What I got at annual conference

clergy robe

Oh, those Cokesbury tables!  They do tempt us all.  I’m a little excited because I may purchase a stole for the first time–you know, being ordained and all.

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Stay blessed…john