God's Word: Live It!

Impact Dallas

Yesterday over 200 people, commissioned and anointed by the Holy Spirit and fed with the body and blood of Christ, went forth in the name of Jesus. By bringing light and life to the shut-in, police, firemen, and first responders, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, providing for infants, and serving those who are never served, we were reminded again of the power we have in Jesus' name. Privilege is hollow power unless it is used for service. Giving ourselves up to serve others is the hallmark of discipleship. Jesus walks with us wherever we go to serve.

Thanks to everyone who organized, promoted, participated and followed through. A special thanks to those who taught their children by example. Next Sunday, we will worship together in a different way because so many of us stood side by side saying "yes" to Jesus. This is what stewardship means: living a life of service and thanksgiving, mindful of all we have been given and how easy it is to share it.

All Saint's Sunday

Yesterday's All Saint's Day sermon focused on our understanding of eternal life in Christ. Many of us have questions about what our eternal life will be like and the truth is, we don't really know. But we do know that God promises us resurrection through Jesus Christ. We need not wait until eternity to live with God. We can meet God everywhere. The resurrection occurs each day when we awake. Hints about eternal life occur each time we are Christ to someone else. Here are some quick glimpses of eternity:

  • Acts of kindness without recognition 
  • Forgiving someone without their apologizing 
  • Living a life of gratefulness 
  • Giving up prejudices 
  • Tithing 
  • Giving your worst fears to God, trusting God will solve them. 

As Jesus says, "Today, you will be with me in paradise. "