"A non-judgemental outlook"

James 3:13-4:12

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The path of humility, the way of yielding, the downward path is the path that leads to transcendence, to rising above the envy, judgement, selfishness and violence. In descending, one finds that Spirit which God has caused to dwell within us is already present, providing us with new tools for the journey, tools of peace and patience, sincerity and impartiality, kindness and mercy.
— Todd Bratulich

"Some best practices for relationships in community"

Titus 3

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Awakening to the reality that we are first and foremost God’s beloved children and heirs is the Good News that makes grace-filled, loving community even possible! All the other stuff, the “do this” and “avoid that” is all merely an overflow of our deep and eternal belonging in God, which constitutes our deep belonging to one another and to all of God’s creation. Once you have that (which, by the way, is already yours) you have everything!
— Todd Bratulich

"Nurture a life of depth"

1 Timothy 3-4

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When we each do our work to cultivate a life of depth, we more fully embody the spirit of Christ in how we serve one another in our ‘household’ of faith, and more brilliantly reflect the love of Christ in a world that is dying to hear and see some good news actually lived out!
— Todd Bratulich

"Encourage one another"

1 Thessalonians 1

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My hope is that we don’t merely talk about church, but that these texts stir us to be the church, to do that which makes our life together as a community of faith vital and essential to our lived experience of faith, as we are drawn together by our shared love of Christ and called to bear witness to the love of God we find in Christ in our world.
— Todd Bratulich

"Become a person of substance"

COLOSSIANS 2:6-23

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...attend to that which is already true, be grounded in who you already are, and receive it all as a gift. As you do, you will find yourself not only having enough, but overflowing, abounding in gratitude and thanksgiving!
— Todd Bratulich

"The Downward Path"

JOHN 13:1-17, 31b-35

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It’s at the intersection of the the down and the up, where the pain of loss and the hope of new possibility meet, where love and rejection, betrayal and intimacy collide… these are the spaces where we are invited to follow Jesus on his seemingly downward path, and participate in the fullness of our humanity, only to find that the down and the up are working together to make us whole.
— Todd Bratulich

"The Three-legged Stool of Law, Faith, and Promise"

GALATIANS 3:1-29

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You don’t need to look outside of yourself to accomplish or obtain what you already are! You are God’s children, you are Beloved, you are included, the promise is yours and you can know it by faith!
— Todd Bratulich

"The Personal Struggle for Freedom"

GALATIANS 1

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Perhaps too often we have not trusted the work of God within us, and instead given our agency over to others, whether pastors, denominations, authors or institutions, to interpret and define our spiritual or religious experience for us, rather than attending to the revelation and movement of God within us.
— Todd Bratulich