This post is about a very interesting Scripture, Ezra 3:11-13 about how the second Jewish temple foundation was laid and the people rejoiced and cried. Half the assembly, mostly the older ones, cried. Half the assembly rejoiced. The post relates that to our lives, how often we gather in mosques, churches, synagogues, and temples and some rejoice and some are terribly sad. The important point is we are together in seeking God.
Randy Harris says the Sermon on the Mount can be lived, and that’s what Jesus intended when he spoke the sermon. He intended to bless us in order to live out His teachings.
Greg Taylor updates an excerpt from the book, Down in the River to Pray about how we nurture our children in faith in Christ.
This is the text of a sermon I gave Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Garnett Church of Christ. The goal is to motivate our church to pray the prayer of unity with Jesus Christ, and to live it out in simple yet bold ways with other Christians in our circles, in particular through a partnership with Connection Church.