Peter has been around long enough to know what it means to love Jesus. It involves abiding in, remaining in his love.
We need to regularly preach these stories (and others) to remind our congregations that the most important qualification for leading God’s people is not a Y-chromosome, but a faithful heart.
If we could love ourselves with compassion and have self-awareness of our needs and suffering, we would be able to relate to others and treat them in the way we would like to be treated.
This Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr weekend, our sermon comes from Rev. Yvette Blair-Lavallais, one of the preachers at The Gathering in Dallas, Texas.
A single question has the ability to stop you dead in your tracks, pierce your heart, or propel you towards uncharted territory.
Our concept of peace is basically the absence of trouble, whereas Shalom means everything which contributes to the wellness of people’s lives.