During last weekend’s sermon, I spoke about centripetal force, this being a force that is center-seeking. Mission, the sharing of our gifts, has a centripetal aspect to it. The Spirit is a center-seeking force, drawing the church and her gifts inward for the serving, equipping, and building up of the Body itself.
This weekend we will consider centrifugal force, that is a force that goes outward. Mission, the sharing of our gifts, has a centrifugal aspect as well. The Spirit moves through us and calls us to share our gifts with the wider community and world, as well, calling the church to the true worship of God: participating in God’s transformative, redemptive, and restorative work. Let’s gather together and consider what Isaiah 58: 6-12 has to say to us about this subject at this particular moment in our congregational journey.
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