Theme: To be Christian means to trust in God, rather than indulge in our fears over lack of security, control, or domination.
Purpose: The congregation will consider what it means to be part of the body of Christ: Past, present, and future.
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 In the midst of turmoil the prophet watches for the signs of redemption which are promised.
Luke 19:1-10 Story of Zacchaeus’ repentance.
What does reconciliation look like in the world around us? How do we practice grace with people who have been destructive and untrustworthy in the past? To what degree do we guard against allowing people to be abusive and how do we open pathways for restoration? How do we seek the best for people who have been self-destructive and hurtful while being wise? How do we deal with long periods of waiting for healing or restoration?