O My People, O My Church – Faith for Life
Posted on November 13, 2017 | Posted by Pastor Daniel
Pastor Daniel’s sermon on Amos 5:14-15, 21-24
“Do not be content with avoiding blame. Seek good. Do not be content with shielding yourself and those close to you from harm. Seek good. Do not be content with necessary but insufficient academic arguments. Seek good. Do not be content with merely avoiding evil. Seek good. Seek it out. And seek it from this place, this place of faith.
Let the grace you consume at this altar consume you in the world. Be gracious in your relationships, gracious in your work, gracious in your neighborhood.
Let the love you experience among this people spill out into your schools and into your families and, yes, even into your politics.
Let the songs you sing stir up your faith that you might have courage to heed my call, so that justice indeed roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Let the healing you receive and the fragrant oil you soon bear, let it heal you not just of disease and despair, but also heal you of the bitterness and division and hopelessness that have become rampant outside these walls.
Let the waters in that font remind you that always and everywhere you are a child of mine, beloved no matter what. From this place of faith, see good.
O my people. If faith isn’t for life, it is for nothing. O my church. This faith is for life, this faith is for living.”