One in Christ
Nationals or Phillies? Coffee or Tea? Urban, Suburban, or Rural? Asian, Black, Native, White, or Multi-racial? Lutheran, Catholic, or Evangelical? We naturally divide ourselves based on any number of things, many of which are core to our identity. This week we hear again from the Apostle Paul who writes to the Galatians about their own identity and from where it comes. Does it come from the Jewish practices they have adopted or held on to as they begin to worship the risen Christ? Or does it come more purely from God. And then, what happens to the other aspects of their identity? Listen as Pastor Kate explores what it means when Paul says there is no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female; for all are one in Christ Jesus and whether this means we shed the rest of our identities to become like the Borg (from Star Trek)?
Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29, Luke 1:68-79