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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Colossians 2:6-19

The Christian Journey is not about finding the “right” Jesus. It’s realizing that you have been found by Jesus. If you have been searching for a Jesus who suits you, then you will never find him because the Christian faith denies the self and lifts your eyes to God and your arms to your neighbor.

In the Name of Love–Colossians 1:15-20

Over the next six weeks we will experience the Christian journey through the words of scripture and the music of U2. Colossians 1:15-20 is an appropriate place to start because it’s a song, at least, most scholars think this is an early hymn about Christ. This song orients a cosmic context for the work of Christ, bringing us back to the beginning of creation itself.

Freedom, For Christ’s Sake–Galatians 5

There’s nothing more American than . . . apple pie? baseball? freedom? I would say that there’s nothing more American than Weight Watchers. Think about it. It incorporates so much of what makes this nation great: Free Enterprise, Freedom, Community, and Apple Pie (albeit made with Splenda and fat free ice cream). The thing I love about weight watchers is that in lieu of providing a list of do’s and don’ts, they teach value. A list of what not to eat would not work for me; however providing me with food’s value gives me freedom to eat they way my body needs me to eat.

Freedom, For Christ's Sake–Galatians 5

There’s nothing more American than . . . apple pie? baseball? freedom? I would say that there’s nothing more American than Weight Watchers. Think about it. It incorporates so much of what makes this nation great: Free Enterprise, Freedom, Community, and Apple Pie (albeit made with Splenda and fat free ice cream). The thing I love about weight watchers is that in lieu of providing a list of do’s and don’ts, they teach value. A list of what not to eat would not work for me; however providing me with food’s value gives me freedom to eat they way my body needs me to eat.

Water, Water, Everywhere–Psalm 77

God, through Christ, in the power of the Spirit, forgives the captor, redeems the oppressor, transforms the chaos of the deep into life giving water, which renarrates Israel’s story as one of salvation and reconciliation. This God who redeems Israel will forgive, redeem, and transform you. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The In-Between (Luke 9:28-36)

After seeing Jesus’ glory revealed on the mountain top, Peter, James, and John kept silent and told no one what they had seen. Maybe they were Colts fans?