“Core Values” by The Rev. Kaji Douša

October 6th,2022 Categories: Weekly Letter

Dearly Beloved,

It was so wonderful to be back in church last Sunday. If you missed last week’s sermon on loving the imperfections, you can view it here.

Looking ahead to this week, we’ll be talking about our values. A conflict of values is at the heart of the conflict the Apostle addresses with the Jesus-followers in Corinth. So I want us to think about our own core values and to have intention in how we name and live them out.

What are your core values? In preparation for worship Sunday, I invite you to think and pray on this.

God bless you all.

Pastor Kaji

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:1-6 (Year W)

1 Dare any of you having a concern against another, go to court before the unrighteous and not before the saints? 2 Do you all not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels—to say nothing of ordinary matters? 4 If you have ordinary cases, then, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to decide between one believer and another, 6 but a believer goes to court against a believer—and before unbelievers at that?