Jordan draws from a passage in the Book of Haggai about a time when the Israelites returned from exile and were setting about rebuilding the temple. Most of them had no recollection of the time of the first temple where the presence of the Lord dwelled. As Christians, we are God's temple, and we can draw on that reality to engage the world around us. Navigating through culture can seem shaky, but with the Holy Spirit's guidance, we can step boldly into the community and bring the peace and freedom that dwells in us. The worship journey for this week: "Rebuilding the church as unshaken people in a shaky world." Haggai 1:15-2:9; Mark 14:58; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Revelation 21:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4.
Jordan shared a quote from Robert Mulholland Jr.: "The process of being formed in the image of Christ takes place primarily at the points of our unlikeness to Christ's image. God is present to us in the most destructive aspects of our cultural captivity. God is involved with us in the most imprisoning bondage of our brokenness."