Jesus is welcomed as a superhero, but he doesn’t live up to the people’s expectations of the Messiah “superhero.” Instead, Jesus shows us that a true hero doesn’t always live up to our expectations. Today we consider the stories of Superman and Officer Eugene Goodman. Note: In response to feedback about volume issues, we tried…
Today’s message features heroes Captain America and All Square Restaurant in Minneapolis. Without journeying through all of God’s story in scripture, Jesus makes little sense. Jesus isn’t so much an innovator as one who remembers God’s story and fulfills it.
The ministry of Jesus, and the stories of Iron Man and “Mattress Mack” challenge us to look for a future where equality reigns, a place where the line between the haves and the have-nots is blurred, nonsensical, and unfixed. The Kingdom of God brings us together to share our gifts and bless one another.
Jesus came that we might realize that there is no “us” and “them.” Sharing the body of Christ is one way we celebrate the heroic and uniting presence of Jesus in our communities. Consider Wonder Woman, and a homeless man in New Orleans.