There is no one who wants peace more than a military person. After all, it’s his or her life that is on the line here. We honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and
we learn from their example and training. We sing about being Christian soldiers and how like a mighty army moves the church of God. God’s church did move just like that in this text and the results were phenomenal. But the bar for training was set pretty high.
Today we take a break from Luke and visit the story of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. This is party time! Birthday party. Graduation party. Celebrate good times.
Honor our past (Pentecost). Honor our graduates and launch them properly into life.
Luke 7:11-17; 8:1-3, 19-21
Jesus saw the need of a widow burying her only son. Jesus and his disciples were partially financed by a small group of women. So why did such a perceptive and appreciative Jesus throw his own mother under the bus by leaving her outside the house
and claiming that his true mother and brothers were someone else? Or did he?