Theme of the Day: Together…we proclaim the gospel

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4; Psalm 145:1-7; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Luke 4:14-21

Reflection:

Together we proclaim anew the good news prophesied in Isaiah, fulfilled in our

Lord Jesus, preached by the Apostle Paul, and received by the Church. Facing

honestly the differences we have and the labels of denomination we embrace, we

must never lose sight of the common mandate we have in proclaiming the gospel

of Jesus Christ.

Paul is sent “to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the

cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power” (1 Cor 1:17). The path to unity

is to be found in the power of the cross.

The Gospel we proclaim is made tangible and relevant to us as we bear witness to

the work of Jesus Christ in our own lives and the life of the Christian community.

Questions:

In what ways is the “gospel” you have received bound up with its cultural and

historic transmission?

Has that been an obstacle to unity?

How would our fuller unity in Christ make us better witnesses to the gospel we

have received?

Prayer:

Gracious God, you sent your son Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit to redeem

your people. Unite us in our diversity, that we might affirm and proclaim together

the good news of the life, death and resurrection of Christ for a world in need of his

gospel. Amen.

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