September 15, 2019
Text: Luke 15
I want to begin by thanking you for your prayers in my battle with cancer and for the Spirit’s guidance to finish my book. I am happy to still be here and to be working on the last chapter of my book. Please keep those prayers coming.
A few weeks ago, the 8th Day Leadership Team asked me to lead off a series of once-a-month teachings about discerning our future as a church. Given the powerful history we inherit as a child of the Church of the Saviour, what now? What can we say about how God in Christ is working with us as a community now and what clues are given to us for how God is calling us into the future?
When I accepted this assignment my first instinct was to tell some of the inspiring stories from Church of the Saviour’s past. There is a lot to tell, but upon further reflection it occurred to me it would be better to start with “now” and a place or places where we perceive the Holy Spirit at work in our midst. So this is what I am going to do.