Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost - 9/28/2014
“Unfaithful By Inaction” - Revelation 2:1-7,12-17


"Christ does not come with the sword (he ordered Peter to put his sword away for good), but with the word, which is like a sword. God's will is articulated sharply and penetratingly out of Christ's mouth. These words conquer. Christ's words are not limp. They cut through willful resistance, divide good from evil, overcome rebellion, and establish righteousness. The power that the world acknowledges comes out of the mouth of a gun; the power that the person of faith respects comes from the mouth of Christ.”

— Eugene H. Peterson,
Reversed Thunder