In the conversation for Sunday, July 24, 2016, Pastors Stuart Nice & Kim Nowlin lead us in a discussion about suffering, and that those who embrace the way of suffering, as Jesus leads, will be unstoppable. The passage for this conversation is John 12:24-28
"Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me."
“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”
John 12:24-28, NIV
Sacred Reading, 00:00–19:25; Conversation, 19:25–53:26
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
Sacred Reading Text
No god is like you, O Lord.
No one can do what you do.
All the nations that you have made
will bow in your presence, O Lord.
They will honor you.
Indeed, you are great, a worker of miracles.
You alone are God.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
so that I may live in your truth.
Focus my heart on fearing you.
I will give thanks to you with all my heart, O Lord my God.
I will honor you forever
because your mercy toward me is great.
You have rescued me from the depths of hell.
Psalm 86:8-13, GW