Re-Forming the Church: Standing up for the Vulnerable 11.12.17

Psalm 146:5-10, Matthew 10:5-10:

For I was hungry and you gave me food.
For I was thirsty and you gave me drink.
For I was sick and you took care of me…

I look at the words plastered on our doors which you used to describe the church last week and I am encouraged. Some of your words clearly describe a body of Christ that must be active in the world. The movement Jesus began was hands on, meeting physical and emotional needs, being the presence of God in the world. This morning we continue to reflect and consider how we are being called to re-shape or re-form this body of Christ today.

When he first sent out the twelve to get to disciple work, Jesus instructed them to teach and to heal. This was not just an evangelizing crusade. Continue reading