Jesus calls us into the deep water.

I’d like to share a story with you this morning about a guy and his call.  I’ll call him Ed because, well, that was his name. Ed was a retired army colonel. When he joined our church years ago, he told me straight away that he had been on vestries before and had experienced a lot of conflict in that and so he just wanted to be a member and leave it at that. I said fine - with the caveat that he do what Jesus called him to do.

Seeking God is seeking love, and found in Jesus.

Friday night at the “Keep saying Yes to Jesus Revival”, our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, gave a rousing sermon on the power of love as the basic law of God that has the power to transform us, our churches, our communities, our nation and the world. Bishop Brewer added that there’s a fundamental need to invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts to perfect that love – we cannot get there on our own.

Jesus fulfills the Gospel in and through us.

Last year I ordered something online and it didn’t come.  So I emailed the company and they answered.  They suggested that I call their “Office of the Director of Fulfillment.”

I thought “WOW!  What a great job!”  Can you imagine?  Where do you go to school for that?

So I dialed the number. 

They answered.     May I help you?

You betcha!

What do you want?

Fulfillment!