What would it look like to have hope? One of the biggest barriers to hope in our world today comes from the chasm we’ve created surrounding big issues in our country and culture. No matter where we fall in these conversations, a couple of things are abundantly clear: the conversations aren’t happening, and when they are they aren’t going well. The truth is not only are we unable to agree on what the truth is, we can’t agree what the problems are. But here’s the thing: the point of Jesus’ life was not to drive us into places of division and hostility. Jesus’ life was about bringing blessing. Perhaps, even, the blessing of unity. Over these five weeks, we’ll examine the world Christ dreamed of by walking through the beatitudes. These words of Jesus, meant to be both prophetic and blessing, turn our understanding on it’s head. In doing so, they give us the inspiration we need to embody the kind of change God dreams of. It starts with us, God only knows where it might lead us.
This sermon series will run through March 29. Join us Saturdays at 5:30pm, Sundays at 9am and 10:30am.
On March 22 at 5:30pm, Herndon UMC invites you to dinner to Practice What We Preach by having conversations over some of the controversial issues of today. RSVPs are required by March 20 to allow time to arrange seating at the dinner. The Nursery will be available for little ones and there will also be age appropriate activities for kids. More information about dinner and how to RSVP will follow, and will be posted on the Connection Corners and here on the website. Check back soon.