Rev. Trip Porch

Not My Freedom, But Ours

Not My Freedom, But Ours

We are freed from the old selfish ways of life but Christ frees us into a new way.
We are freed to love and serve others.

Friends, you too have found a specific kind of Freedom through your faith in Christ. May your faith draw you outward towards others… in service and in love.  Because it is outwards that the Spirit is moving. It is outwards, in love and in service, that this Spirit is at work.

“The Whole City Was Stirred Up”

“The Whole City Was Stirred Up”

Functionally, Jesus did not accomplish anything as he demonstrated in Jerusalem so long ago... and yet... still... this story lives on.. and yet still... its symbols still provoke and challenge us...

And yet... still... we wave our palms

and bow down to the humble and peaceful king that rides on donkeys

that keeps coming into our world and flipping it upside down.

Kingdom Feast, Kingdom Clothes

Kingdom Feast, Kingdom Clothes

The author of this gospel wants us to hear both sides of this story equally and not just one.  The author of this gospel doesn’t want to sugar coat it for us…  Because the author sees two clear choices…  we can continue living in the old ways of the world which have failed us and caused suffering time after time, we can be people of pharasaic faith… or we can choose to accept the invitation, we can choose to live in the new ways of God’s kingdom… which are life giving… which bear fruit, which spread God’s love into the world… we can choose to live life in a way that promotes life, or in a way that causes us to suffer.

Remember Who God Says You Are

Remember Who God Says You Are

There is something incredibly powerful about this ritualized act of remembering.  Of setting aside a regular time to remember some of the most important moments of our life. Because God’s grace shouldn’t just be reserved for Sunday, but everyday! Because everyday we could use the reminder of God’s over flowing Grace. Because everyday we could use the reminder of God’s wide open welcome. Because everyday we could use the reminder of Christ’s life, his sacrifice, and his new life for the world, that we have chosen to join our lives with.