Epiphany Worship Series: "God the What? What our Metaphors for God Reveal about our Beliefs in God."
Sacred Scripture: Mark 1:29-39
Overview: Although we often don’t think of Jesus’ ministry as work for him, Mark’s story of Jesus’ first day is much like punching in on the job, with its broad spectrum of associations from the eagerness of the rookie to the dreariness of the veteran. Understanding his ministry as work helps us to appreciate his model for our own lives.
Human Need: This story and metaphor have heavy identifications for many people, with its work associations. How do we differentiate our "ministry" at HTCC from "work" that we have to do.
Community Challenge: Jesus’ approach to his working life is a model for each of us to approach our ministry work with an attitude of service and compassion.