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Monday, June 20, 2016

The First Century

Yesterday I gave the sermon at church - "A Journey Into the Lord's Prayer" I incorporated historical information, language information and a new look at the prayer itself.

I discovered that almost all of the people knew very little about any of the information I shared. It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to brush up my memory of the 1st century history, language, cultural context, etc. as there really was a huge amount of interest.

It has been awhile since I've given sermons, and it was so wonderful - for me - and also incredibly well received. I guess I've been giving sort of written sermons here on my blog. It is a different skill set to speak a sermon, for I don't write it. I prepare by reading, praying, contemplating, journaling and such and then speak, looking in people's eyes, speak from a deep place. Yesterday. quite a few people had tears in their eyes periodically during the sermon. I am thankful for God's flow through me.

Living in the moment, every single person can remember and live immersed in God energy and also can be an avenue through which God touches and heals. We are all called to this. The weary world is starved for genuine spirituality. Are we willing to step up and allow it to flow through us? Are we willing to be the light of the world? Oh my, I hope and pray so.

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