FROM OUR PASTOR
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Are you moved by the images of Texas volunteers handing out water and food, taking in neighbors whose homes were freezing, moving the elderly to warming shelters, mucking out homes that were flooded?
As I called our Texas members last week, I was encouraged to hear stories of how churches and Christians are rising to the challenge of the failure of the power grid in the midst of historic cold.
Jesus Christ inspires us to put aside our own comfort and worries, and focus on the plight of others. In this week’s sermon, we’ll hear how Jesus is the highest of our humanity. And his goodness moves us higher!
This is the second in our sermon series on the beliefs of the Apostles’ Creed. Last week we focused on the Trinity and the Divine Jesus. This week we’ll explore the Human Jesus.
Our creed describes Jesus’s humanity in perplexing terms: “conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.”
Why are those claims important for describing the human Jesus? Because they express our wonder, awe and reverence before this astonishing man.
That wonder was apparent in the personal creed composed by Jon Meyer Ericson, read by his daughter Ingrid last Sunday, following the sermon. I was deeply moved by her reading, coming just two days after Jon’s death. Don’t miss it (click here)! Each week in Lent you’ll hear other personal creeds by our members.