Seizing the Initiative Through Creative Thinking Versus Reacting to the Enemy local copyby Grothe, SAMS paper, Leadership must be committed to learning, underwrite experimentation, and create an environment that generates creative thought and innovation.
Our speaker reminded us that Dr. Not only did he want to end segregation, he wanted to tackle two other related issues of his day: He recognized that poverty and militarism were related and that they disproportionately affected people of color.
In taking up these causes he made enemies. Even as we celebrate a call to service and a dream of a color-blind America, David reminded his readers that Dr.
I began to see some parallels between the two missions. Luke tells us that Jesus returned to Galilee filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the verses that precede our text this morning, Luke tells us that the Spirit led Jesus into the Wilderness where he was tested Luke 4: And according to Luke, Jesus was very successful. Wherever he went the people raved about his preaching. News began to spread about him.
Then he returned home to Nazareth. The home folks had heard so much about him, they wanted to hear him preach. You know that the home crowd can either be supportive or highly critical.
So, how will he be received? On the Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue as was his practice. The leaders of the synagogue invited him to read the scriptures and say a few words.
The text for the day was a tough one. It came from Isaiah 61, which speaks of a messianic figure. In other words, the Messiah would ring in the Year of Jubilee.
You will find the Year of Jubilee described in Leviticus And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: In other words, during the Year of Jubilee everyone got a clean start Leviticus When Jesus finished reading from Isaiah 61 he handed back the scroll and sat down.
Then he told the congregation: This is pretty radical stuff. Just think if there were some big land owners and bankers sitting in the congregation. I expect that there were others who welcomed this message, because they had fallen into poverty and there was no feasible way out.
What message then does Jesus have for us today? Some years back Central Woodward embraced the call to become a missional congregation. In discerning our core values seven years back, one of the values we named was that of service.
We also helped start the Metro Coalition of Congregations five years ago. A number of you have asked how we can help with the water crisis in Flint.
I already gave an offering online through Week of Compassion.
You can do the same by going through Week of Compassion or through the Region. Just make sure that you note that the money should go to the Flint Water Crisis. How often do we try to do good things without waiting on the Spirit?
Ruth goes on to say: The church finds its call as it continues the ministry of Jesus, drawing on the varied gifts of its members. None of us has all the gifts.
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No one individual congregation has all the responsibility to do all the ministry or every kind of ministry to which the worldwide church is called in Jesus Christ. When Jesus went home to Nazareth, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, he offered a vision of what his own ministry would look like.National integration is a process of achieving national cohesion, stability, prosperity, strength and feelings of being united as a nation.
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It is easy to get caught up in the negativity of a government of the crass, by the crass, and for the crass. Mean-spirited men and women haunt the hallowed halls of government and our public space every day, offending our sense of decency and fairness.
National Integration and Cohesion National integration is a process of achieving national cohesion, stability, prosperity, strength, and feelings of being united as a nation.
Pakistan has faced varying degrees of religious, ethnic, linguistic and political problems that are often in conflict with our national interest.
Nation-building is constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. It is thus narrower than what Paul James calls "nation formation", the broad process through which nations come into being.
Nation-building aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
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