I. Jesus is gone, but the power of the Spirit is present in the church
II. Where the power of the Spirit is, there is no need
III. The church cares by taking people's needs seriously
IV. The church becomes the church by dealing with people at the point of seriousness
Fred B. Craddock is Bandy distinguished professor of preaching and New Testament emeritus at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of Preaching (Abingdon Press).
Inspired by the Levitical Blessing found in Numbers 6:24-26, this video beautifully illustrates the words of God to walk in His blessing. Moving from the constant motion of our urban landscapes to the majestic stillness of the mountains, this is a great tool in encouraging the body of Christ, reminding them of God’s grace and desire to bless us and bring peace to our lives. [ read more ]