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LISTEN: Matthew 10 : Where is home? Fear not!

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

Christ Church Jerusalem
Christ Church is the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East. It was completed in Jerusalem in 1849 and soon after became known as the "Jewish Protestant Church." Today Christ Church is an evangelical Anglican congregation that worships in our historic church in the Old City of Jerusalem. The congregation, comprised of expatriates who have come to serve in Israel or the West Bank along with local believers (both Jews and Arabs), welcomes visitors and tourists to its worship services. We are an English speaking congregation that appreciates our Jewish roots in a liturgical and historical context.

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