Sunday, August 26, 2012


Sometimes, things just don't go as you anticipated. I began the week as I always do, reading the Scripture on Monday, and beginning to prepare the Sermon for Sunday. This week, the text, John 6:56-69, began with these outrageous words:

Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my
blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father
sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever
eats me will live because of me.

My focus was on preparing a sermon on the topic of abiding. I was stopped dead in my tracks by a dream on Wednesday night. The claim that a modern man suffers from dreams sounds old-fashioned and over the top, just as Jesus' words, to eat his flesh and drink his blood, sound outrageous.

Old fashioned or not, I did as the dream instructed, and taught contemplative prayer. There is much silence. Silence is a quantity much in absence in modern life. Come join us for "Abiding" by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at

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