I think that here in the mountains the most common understanding of the Resurrection and Crucifixion is some variant on the theme of "Jesus did it all" or "Jesus paid the debt we could not pay". I can't relate to that at all for reasons unimportant here, but the question I would pose is this: when Jesus returns, is "Thanks a bunch, Jesus" all that He will expect from us, or has He called us to a task -- the task of healing the world, or, in Hebrew, Tikkun Olam?
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Tikkun Olam 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 http://communitypresbyterian.org.