Monday, November 18, 2013

Opportunity To Testify Through Action (Sermon Audio based on Luke 21: 5-19)

The Gospel of Luke galvanizes a new Christian community after a life of imperial occupation and temple destruction. In the wake of destruction, sometimes Christians prefer to say "I told you so" rather than follow the way of Jesus. The temptation is to turn our heads and ignore the pain and destruction in people's lives (disaster in the Philippines, death of a neighbor or loved one, addiction, job loss, divorce). Jesus not only is present in that destruction, but he is tortured and suffers through a gruesome death. Though our call may not be martyrdom, our call is to act in a way that reflects the actions of Christ. We are called to enter the broken places. When actions in the places of destruction reflect Christ, resurrection can be seen.

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