Living Into Community Welcome Part 2 Welcome to the Waves

Welcome to the Waves of Welcome


This sermon was written on Monday, August 7, to be presented on August 13…. before the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12.

It is part of an ongoing summer series planned in May.  Still shaken as too how timely this has been…but wonder how many will read, consider or listen to calls of clergy to embrace God’s law of Love.

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Matthew 14:22-31:

22Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them.25And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea.26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” 28Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”


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