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Tuesday, 23rd week of Pentecost

Text: Luke 10:1-16


Prayer Pointers:

To be bold in sharing the Good News

To be sharp eyed for the children of peace

To trust the Lord for your life






AS JESUS SENDS THE disciples on their missionary journey, he has two goals: to teach his followers how to share the Message of the Kingdom and to learn how to trust God in every arena of life.

It is hard to imagine that the disciples were not filled with anxiety as they got on the road. People are tribal, and a local village might not welcome strangers. Thieves and robbers might waylay them. Bad weather, a sprained ankle, or lost food might unravel the journey.

In all of this, Jesus gives an interesting piece of instruction: be on the watch for the “son of peace.” This Hebraic phrasing refers to someone who embodies the way of peace. In much the same way that we might identify a person’s sons or daughters by the shared family behaviors or mannerisms, so we can say the same about the “sons of wisdom,” “children of war,” “daughters of joy,” “sisters of misery.” Here, Jesus is saying two things: one, be on the lookout for that individual who connects with your message, for that person will make it possible for a whole household to hear what you have to say, and two, pay attention to God’s part in this work. Don’t beat your head on those who do not want to hear; go to where God has already softened the soil.

If the disciples were concerned about finding this person of peace, they could look back on an earlier lesson: the centurion of Luke 7, who was open to the message of Jesus and demonstrated a depth of faith that moved even Jesus himself.

As your day unfolds, be on the lookout for the people of peace that God sends your way!


May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks




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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.

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