But I Say (Traditional)

Glimpses of the Kin-dom

Rev. Will WhiteFebruary 12, 2023All Church

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Passage: Matthew 5:21-37

February 12, 2023, Pender Lead Pastor Will White preached on "But I Say" based on Matthew 5:21-37.

The hymns “Praise My Soul the King of Heaven”, “Make Me a Servant” and “Trust and obey” were directed by Brian Stevenson, accompanied by Uriah Moore on piano and guest violinist and cellist.

The Sanctuary Choir Anthem was "Entertain the Angels" by Heather Sorenson.

Relationships within the body are important, but so is the relationship of the church with the wider community. How can you lift community concerns or needs in your prayer time? What acts of service within the community are already in place that you can celebrate? What additional needs could be met, or invitations issued? Who is missing from the body of the church? Jesus calls us to go above and beyond in our attempts to see all the people.

"But I Say" is the sixth sermon in the series titled "Glimpses of the Kin-dom". We are counting the weeks after Epiphany and attempting to get a glimpse of what life as the people of God might be like. We consider some of the most famous passages of scripture to help us shape a vision of the life we are called to live—not just a special, rise-to-the-occasion kind of life, but an everyday life, an ordinary life that isn’t ordinary. Because we believe that followers of Christ who live their faith day by day are anything but ordinary. They stand out; they become models and mentors; they are examples of what life is all about. At least that is our hope and our belief: that our lives represent the kin-dom of God. We are the evidence that our faith is true and our God is at work in the world. In other words, we are now the epiphany, the light shining forth for the world to see. And of course, we will fail from time to time. But how we deal with failure is also a sign of that presence and glimpse of the kin-dom. So, this ordinary time is extra-ordinary in the living of it. Let us embrace the call with grace and with joy.

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