Rev. Trip Porch

Christ Within

Christ Within

If we see that the world holds Christ within it, everything becomes a whole lot more holy to us... more deserving of respect and reverence...

If Christ lives within me... not only can I love and value myself more... but my thoughts, my words, my actions, are not just my own... but they are also Christ’s...

If other people hold Christ within themselves, they become a lot harder to hate and judge, and easier to love and treat with dignity...

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.