Thank you that our family belongs to you.
We confess we need you to free us from our sin and shame so we can love like Jesus.
Give us the grace to:
- Trust you with our desires
- Face our fears
- Reflect on our anger
- Speak the truth in love, and
- Ask for help along the way
We ask this by the blood of Jesus, Amen.
Part 5 of 6 in the series Childlike Theology:
- The Gospel
As children, we express faith in our parents by obeying them to stay safe. As adolescents, we risk danger in order to express faith in ourselves.
I have come to believe that the hallmark of a mature faith is wise risk. Which implies we should be designing our lives — and churches — to maximize learning rather than avoid failure.
Inviting all men
who consider themselves disciples of Jesus
to join me in a movement
to uproot shame from the entire Body of Christ
by the year 2040 A.D.
Thank you that we can be your minions.
Help us control our anger
and let go of what we want
so we can show everyone
how good and strong a boss you are.
In Jesus name we pray,
A proposed process for fully fleshing-out the Six Syllable Gospel: as part of an accidental series on Childlike Theology:
- Join together to ask God to make us like Jesus.
- Interpret everything that happens as God answering that prayer.
- There is no step 3.
I need your help.
Please fill me with your Holy Spirit.
Teach me self-control.
Show me your love, joy, peace & patience.
Help me be a kind, good, gentle and faithful friend.
I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.
Inspired by Galatians 5.