This last Sunday was the Advent of Peace. As we continue to travel toward the manger let us focus on the coming peace of Christ. It reassures us that no matter what is going on in our lives and the world that there is hope for change which will bring about peace to all. It is not for one or just a few but for all people to have. It's a peace beyond our understanding, something more than we can imagine, and can only be known through the experience of seeking God. So seek Christ this Christmas. Move toward the stable searching for something more and miraculous. Hear and experience the message of peace brought by the Christ child which echos off the mountains and canyons communicating, "Be calm, I am with you."
Let this video below provide support as you focus on the peace in you and all around you.
For those needing to find a place to worship online let me know as there are various virtual churches Midlands Mission Center has.
This week do something that brings you peace!
Craig Hidy like the majority of ministers in Community of Christ is a bi-vocational, self sustaining ordained minister. He is a member of the Midlands Mission Center Emporia Team and an ordained Seventy. He and his family, live in Topeka, Kansas.
The mission of the Seventy
“After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.” Luke 10:1-3 NRSV
What is a Seventy?
The Seventy carry out missionary work for the church in close association with other missionary leaders. They represent Christ primarily as ministers of evangelism through witnessing, inviting, and church planting.
They especially proclaim and promote Jesus Christ’s invitation to faithful discipleship through vibrant witness, and train individuals and congregations in witness and invitation.
They particularly minister with seekers, individually and in groups, to share the gospel in relevant ways and to invite response.
The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Community of Christ. We believe individuals should be allowed to have their own opinions and be at different places in their faith journey.
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