Starting today, and continuing for a total of four Sundays, we will explore the theme “Reconciliation is the centre of our work,” drawn from Palmer Becker’s book Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith* This is the book members of the adult education class read and discussed back in 2018.
Each Sunday, we will explore a different sphere of reconciliation:
-reconciliation with God
-reconciliation with ourselves
-reconciliation with creation
-reconciliation with others
Today our theme is reconciliation with God. Sometimes people think the most important question is what we have to do in order to be reconciled to God. When the word is used in the Bible it refers to a dispute resolution such as seeking peace between warring nations, or seeking the reconciliation of an estranged husband and wife (as in 1 Corinthians 7.11). In the Bible God has launched a diplomatic initiative to overcome human alienation and to establish new and peaceful relationships between us and God, with one another, and between us and the rest of creation. An important question for us is not what we must do to be reconciled with God, but rather, do other people experience this reconciling love of God in us?
To access today’s worship video please click the following link: https://youtu.be/trAD64W37U8
* Anabaptist Essentials, ©2017 by Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22803