Rev. John Howanstine exhorts us to a deeper and more faithful discipleship, sharing personal testimony. He asks the question, “How does home work for you?” Home is in Jesus, in worship and in fellowship with those who show us ‘The Redeemed Way’. Part of the issue for us as we think about home may be fear. Jesus says, “Fear not,” to show us how valuable we are to Him. He knows us by name and all our hairs are numbered. He has taken our sin away, by name. Rev. Howenstine looks at Jesus’ question, “Do you think I came to bring peace on Earth?” The world wants us to bless their agenda. We need to be wise and smart. People are going to pressure us to bless their sin and wounds rather than bring them healing. Peace is on the King’s terms and not by our definition.
Readings: Romans 6:1b-11; Psalm 69: 8-20; Matthew 10:24-39