Grant Us a Reset

Confession of Sin

Holy One,

You empower of us with gifts so that we may live fully into our callings as your people. Forgive us for the times we’ve misused those gifts. Grant us your grace for the times we’ve failed to use them at all because we’re afraid, embarrassed, or because it is just too hard. Forgive us. Grant us grace once again as we seek a reset for our lives. Help us use our gifts for the furtherance of your kin_dom on earth. 

Assurance of Pardon

Hear these words of assurance: No matter what you’ve neglected to do, whether you’ve intentionally or unintentionally failed to be the person God created you to be, God loves you!  God’s grace is for you. You are God’s delight. You are God’s beloved. Share this love with your neighbor.

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 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, Confession of Sin & Assurance, New Testament

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