Older postsAnciens articles | Newer postsArticles récents  

 — January 18, 201418 janvier 2014
 

Exodus 19: 3-8 • You shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation
Psalm 95: 1-7 • We are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand
1 Peter 2: 9-10 • Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people
Matthew 12: 46-50 • Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother

Three Points for Reflection

Together, we who call upon the name of the Lord are called to be saints “sanctified in Christ Jesus” (1 Cor 1:2). In Exodus, this gathering together of God’s people is described as a treasured possession, a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.

In 1 Peter, our membership in this communion of saints is understood to come as a result of God calling us together as a chosen race, a royal priesthood, God’s own people. With this calling comes a shared mandate to proclaim the mighty acts of God that drew us out of darkness and into God’s light.

Furthermore, we discover in Matthew that as a communion of saints, our oneness in Jesus is to extend beyond our family, clan, or class as together we pray for unity and seek to do the will of God.

Questions

Prayer

Merciful God, together with all those who call on the name of the Lord, in our brokenness we hear your call to be saints. Yet you have made us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. By the power of your Holy Spirit, draw us together in the communion of saints and strengthen us to do your will and to proclaim the mighty acts of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Posted: January 18, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7075
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: spiritual ecumenism, WPCU
Transmis : 18 janvier 2014 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=7075
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : spiritual ecumenism, WPCU


  Older postsAnciens articles | Newer postsArticles récents