Tuesday After Pentecost

Text: Matthew 9:35-10:4

Prayer Pointers:

For joy in being called

For the power of the Holy Spirit in the Church

For teachers and students as the school year ends

It is important to connect two ideas in this story from Matthew:

+ Jesus went…teaching

+And he called to him…his twelve

Matthew had already outlined the calling of those early disciples, how Jesus invited them to come and take on his yoke, his rabbinic instruction, and learn the way of the Kingdom of God.

Here, we see that the stakes are raised, so to speak; now his disciples are his representatives and they go forth in his power.

But they have not graduated, they have not stopped being disciples! As Jesus begins moving across Galilee and Judea, there are many miles to go, many roads to walk, many lessons to learn.

For us today, the situation is the same. Jesus has called you, invited you to take his yoke, his instruction, so that your life may be shaped by his knowledge and wisdom. Jesus is preparing you to be his representative and go forth in his power. The lessons in Kingdom living are not over, for there are many miles to go, roads to travel and lessons to learn. The events of Pentecost are confirmation that the story has not ended—only truly begun.

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


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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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.