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A Righteous People

October 8, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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It is fine and right for us to be
good, moral, righteous individuals—
the kind who don’t commit murder—
but there are times when
our private, individual morality
is not enough to meet the demands
of the evils in this world.

We must also be
a good people,
a moral people,
a righteous people
with the collective courage and will
to demand the greater good
for those who live both within and beyond
the walls of our own churches and homes.

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Fall Together

October 1, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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It’s always right when we are so sure
that everything will fall apart,
that our God arrives on the scene
and shows us how he—and he alone—
can make all things fall together.

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Just Shut Up & Forgive

September 18, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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God has not held his grudge against you.
Who are you to hold your grudge against another?

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The Passover of the Lord

September 10, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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“The truth is,
I do not know what this hurricane will bring.
I do not know whom it will pass over and whom it will not.
But I do know this.
I know that we belong to the Lord Jesus Christ,
and that he is the captain, Lord, and lover of our souls.”

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All In Your Power

August 28, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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“If I have learned anything about youth ministry
over the past decade,
it’s that youth ministry works best
not when we hire it out,
not when we outsource it,
not when we delegate it to others,
but when we all own it together.”

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Let No One Put Asunder

August 13, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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“Whether it’s white supremacists marching with torches in Charlottesville or world leaders playing chicken with nuclear weaponry, you can almost understand their logic: ‘If we could just get rid of the people in our way, we could breathe easier. We could move on with life. We could find some measure of peace.’ But here’s the problem: Peace by subtraction, peace by disposal, peace by elimination, is never the peace of God.”

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Face to Face

August 7, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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Jesus became the burning bush:
burning but not consumed;
blazing with the light of the great I Am;
the faceless Father shining
through the face of our Lord and friend.

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The One About Skittles & Money

July 16, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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If we want to know God,
then we must know God
as Giver.

And if we want to know ourselves,
then we must know ourselves
as givers, too.

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Abraham & Isaac

July 5, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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God is always the most interesting part of the story,
and that much is certainly true today.
But let’s not ever make the mistake
of confusing “interesting”
for “simple,” or “predictable,” or “tame.”

Yes, our God is different from all other gods.
He is compassionate, not capricious.
He is merciful, not mercurial.
He is relenting, not ruthless.
But even still . . .
he is God.

“We belong to God,
but God does not belong to us.”

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