Today’s message is drawn from two lectionary readings, Romans 5:1-8 and Matthew 9:35 – 10:8. The Romans passage begins with the great theme of faith, which contributes to our peace with and hope in God. “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). The wonderful news in the Romans verse is that peace with God frees us for a life of renewal and wellbeing. What stands in our way? Challenges are not completely bad because Paul the author suggests a promising process if we do our part. Beginning with suffering, each person has aRead More →