The very first verses of Acts tell us that after Jesus was crucified and died, he appeared to the disciples over a period of forty days. He spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, the writer of Acts tells us, disciples not to leave Jerusalem until they were baptized with the Holy Spirit.
Today I continue with our series on the Holy Spirit. So far we’ve noted the Spirit’s work in the grand sweep of nature and in the grand sweep of the world. We’ve seen that the Holy Spirit works in big picture arenas. But today I want to zoom in on the little picture, on the […]
This text from Galatians comes as a hard word to us Mennonites in this time and place. For the last few years, we in the Mennonite Church USA have been biting and devouring each other—precisely what verse 15 admonishes us not to do. I refer, of course, to our fights over gay and lesbian issues. […]