But Jesus Offers a Different Way

Frightened and worried about loss of power, comfort, and the known, leaders in Jerusalem and Rome put Jesus on trial.

When the world became scared,
it lashed out against Jesus.

In our journey to Jerusalem, changes and the unknown can frighten us as well.

When we become scared,
we sometimes lash out or hide.

We yearn for what was, what is known.

But Jesus offers a different way.

His kingdom, the realm of God unfolding upon earth, originates in the great mystery.

Jesus comes into the world to testify to the truth of expansive love and justice.

Let us pray,

Be among us this hour. In the darkness, point us toward the hope of the time to come when we live in the beloved kin_dom. Amen.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, John, John 18, John 18:28-40, Uncategorized
3 comments on “But Jesus Offers a Different Way
  1. PastorAllen says:

    Really like this! Did you use it during worship?


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