Sermon: “You’re It”

“You’re It”

(May 20, 2012) In the moments following Christ’s departure, I imagine the disciples must have a frightening realization: the life, work and ministry of the Jesus movement is now up to them. We’re all in that position, if we think about it. If there is a body tasked with carrying on the work of Christ, we’re it. ( Acts 1:1-11 )

Thanks to Kristen, muse of the week 🙂
and to Elissa and the members of the Old Meeting House

5 thoughts on “Sermon: “You’re It””

  1. A lot of the time I don’t really want to be ‘it’, because most of the time I don’t know what my ‘it’ is supposed to be, but I also can’t leave the church, so I suppose I will figure it out :).

    My favorite tag line for the the UMC is “the people of the United Methodist Church” because for me it reinforces and celebrates the role that laity have in the UMC, although sometimes I think we forget it.

    1. Yeah, it’s a daunting task, isn’t it? But I think it’s also the greatest strength of our denomination that it is a movement of the people. We should never forget that!


  2. The message is us and we are the message–a life lived under grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit is the best scripture out in the world!

  3. From all that I have been able to read on the Conference it was indeed a broken place. Like many United Methodist gatherings it aptly mirrored the shattered lives and feelings of God’s children both in our country and around the globe. How could it help but be a place of brokenness in the world we now find ourselves!
    It was more reminiscent of the Tower of Babel than the Holy City. In the midst of this you had the foolish courage to lift up the cup and the broken bread to bring together those who could see what was truly there. I have seen several interpretations from people who were offended or perhaps frightened. I can understand their fears: Conference must have been a disquieting time instead of the ordinary predictabity of these gatherings. I hope that after all the rhetoric dies down that your actions are seen for what they were: a sincere attempt to bring the peace of Christ to a divided broken world.
    “Dave & Nan from Michigan”

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