What I hear, too often, is of a God like the school Lunch Lady with an endless counter of food, ranging from the best through ordinary, to Spam and it's cousins and finally to a freshly deposited steaming cow pat. If you've been an inoffensive person, gone to church, and not caused too much fuss, the Lunch Lady gives you a delicious sandwich. Those who made a fuss get a sandwich of an entirely different sort. Such a view of God might teach fear of God, but it won't call forth your spirit to heal a suffering world.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Speaking Truth to Power 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.