The Church Year is divided into two cycles: The Jesus Cycle and the Church Cycle. The first runs from Advent to Pentecost (December to June) and the latter runs from Pentecost to Christ the King (June to November). In the first cycle, we focus on the life and ministry of Jesus and the climax of all history in his death and resurrection. Beginning on Pentecost, we focus on the ministry of the Church, the people of God from every time and every place, who are led by the Spirit of the Living God. In yesterday’s sermon, I reminded you of your identity: The body of Christ, led by the Spirit, to live out who you are and the message of Jesus, so that the whole world would know our Savior. But also, I reminded you that the Spirit “blows the dust off our Bibles, sets our hearts ablaze, and gives voice to the only hope we have: Jesus Christ!” May we listen to and be led by the Holy Spirit. As we enter the Church Cycle, may our ministry be guided by the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). May your life reflect the Spirit of life (2 Corinthians 3:3-6, Romans 8:5-6).
Spirit-led Blessings on your week,
To prepare for worship on Sunday
(June 7), you are invited to read:
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Matthew 28:16-20