Sunday, 18 January 2009

St Frideswide's

I went to St Frideswide's in Water Eaton this morning. This was this first time that I have been able to join them on a Sunday morning.

Peter Green presided and I preached.

The readings were Revelation 5:1-10 and John 1:43-end. These were great reading for thinking about the mission of Christ which was:

a) Truly local - since the incarnation implies a full immersion into the socio-economic and cultural identity of the community with whom God chooses to dwell.
b) Essential collaborative - since Jesus depends on other people both to share good news and act on his behalf.
c) Ultimately universal - since the kingdom of God stretches out through all times and places.

In other words, this was a good occasion to talk about Local Shared Ministry...

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