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Ken Green - January 29, 2017

Be Weak

It’s not likely that “ be weak” is the first thing to come to mind when talking about “ How to change the world.” But that phrase highlights the humility that comes from acknowledging God’s grace and favor, that it is freely given to those who don’t deserve it (read: freely given to us). The cross turns our eyes toward Jesus to see in Him the power of God to change a life and transform the world. And as our lives are transformed by God’s power in Christ, it may just become evident to others that God is at work in those who “ act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with their God.” In what ways does your life reflect God’s love and mercy? Do you have a story of how knowing Jesus has changed your world?

Scripture References: Matthew 5:1-12

From Series: "How to Change the World"

When Jesus came to our world, he never intended to leave it unchanged. His was a mission to change everything: to give the fullest, most authentic demonstration of God’s love; to conquer sin and its deathly effects; to heal, restore, and bring life and light. Jesus’ work continues today—and He uses His people as His instruments to bring change to this world. (Certainly, it is not we ourselves who have power to change the world, but, empowered by God’s Spirit at work through His Word and Sacraments, we are transformed and empowered for Him to work through us.) Our Epiphany sermon series gives focus to how God is using us as His conduits to change the world.

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