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July 27, 2009

Reflection for the Week- July 27th 2009

Knowing God is ideally relational, but at times we struggle with this and God seems far away, uncaring, and impersonal. Turning to Scripture will be crucial here, for finally this word must be our authority and hope. When scriptural testimony prevails, even in disorienting stages such as these, believe it or not God is with us.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

July 20, 2009

Reflection for the Week- July 20th 2009

In the midst of trials and questions don’t forget to seek wisdom. Remember to look for openings and new possibilities of being and seeing, and embrace God’s love and truth and honor God’s name.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

July 13, 2009

Reflection for the Week- July 13th 2009

To follow after Jesus is to deny oneself and to take up one’s cross. A denial of self does not mean to become a zero or selfless, but is stressing the necessity of setting aside one’s self-centered interests, especially with regard to messianic ideology. That is, the tendency of turning Jesus the Messiah into a savior of one’s own making, instead of a focusing on and embracing the things of God. In doing the latter the result will be cross taking, which translates into life receiving.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

July 06, 2009

Reflection of the Week- July 6th 2009

Re-envisioning our lives as children of the living God is a worthwhile enterprise. To do this try taking a step forward. While the routine and the every day are important, it is similarly quite essential for Christians to focus on the future culmination of the Kingdom of God and its bearing on the present. A re-envisioning of our present lives means that we are never to consider them on their own, but we are to know and embrace the truth that they are to be seen as integrated with the New Testament writings that mark out the “day of Christ” as the time in which Christ will reign not only our lives, but over everything. This future perspective should saturate the present in opening new horizons for redeeming and renewing action now.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery