Moravian Church in North America

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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Weekly Moravian Message: September 10, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost — September 10, 2017

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20)

Where Is Peace?

In a time of conflict, dispute, animosity,

partisan bickering, irreconcilable differences a time of Sides . . .

God is My Rock and My Salvation,

 

I am right (and you are wrong),

I stand oppressed (while you remain oppressive),

I have been maligned (when you spread gossip),

I embrace facts (though you create rumors),

I persevere faultless (as you sin before God).

 

 

To your brother/sister, go;

To your sister/brother, talk;

With your sibling, listen;

In simplicity, humility, honesty, and gentleness, the Peace of God will Be.

 

 

For you will gain back a brother, sister, friend;

For you will gain back your family;

For what you bind on each is bound in eternity;

For what you free for each is freed forever;

For when you find redemption, it is redemption for all;

For when you gather as two or three . . .

I am there among you,

I am Redemption,

and I am Peace.

 

 

Andy Meckstroth, Moravian pastor serving Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

 

Moravian Daily Texts

01/19/2018

Friday, January 19 — Psalm 14
Genesis 22; Matthew 8:5–22

The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6

You will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. Philippians 2:15–16 (NIV)

Lord, you never promised us that life would be easy. However, you did promise to be with us through it all. May our trust in your promise witness to the joyful hope that we have in you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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