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Faith and Life -- a column from local faith leaders

Once per week or so, Fallon’s faith leaders offer their thoughts on faith and life. Any church or faith community of any kind is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you have ideas for topics we should write about, or if you or your pastor or faith leader would like to participate, please call Pastor Dawn Blundell at Epworth UMC, 775-423-4714.
  • Source: Reverend Dawn Blundell, Epworth UMC
Faith and Life -- a column from local faith leaders

Author: Courtesy of Stan Lattin

If you’d like to talk more about anything you read here, or if you would like prayer or a listening ear, we hope you will reach out to one of us. If you don’t already have a church home, you are invited to join us for worship, too! You’ll find contact information and worship times below.

How does God shape our lives for good?

 

Chad Biar, St John’s Lutheran Church

Senior Pastor

In-person worship at 10:00 am; parking lot drive-in service on 90.9FM

For more info, please call 775-423-4146, or visit www.rtgfallon.com

Tolkien once coined the term “eucatastrophe” for when the imminent and impending doom is suddenly averted through good working even in evil situations (eg. Gollum’s corruption by the Ring ultimately leads to the Ring’s destruction and Sauron’s defeat). He likewise describes Christ’s incarnation as the eucatastrophe of human history. No matter what evils are happening in our lives, we know that our God breaks into human history and is always at work in ways we may not comprehend in order to shape our trajectory towards the ultimate good of eternal life in Him (Romans 8:28).

 

Dawn Blundell, Epworth United Methodist Church

Senior Pastor

In-Person worship Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, sermon live at 9:30 am on Facebook Live and KVLV AM980. For more info, please call 775-423-4714 or visit www.epworthfallon.org

In Luke’s telling of Jesus’ story in the Bible, he writes that Jesus says the Kingdom of God is within us, and among us. In Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus, he writes that we are all God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do the good works that God prepares in advance for us to do. Though God knows we go sideways sometimes, we are as God made us: deeply and truly good. Beautiful. Amazing. Wonderful. Capable of truly great acts of love, compassion, and goodness. Sometimes I think God’s work in us and with us is primarily to bring us back to that original truth: to remind us that we are good and to help us live into that.

 

Trudy Dahl, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

For more info, please call 775-742-9040 or visit www.churchofjesuschrist.org

Throughout my life, I have always felt that if I can just have faith in the knowledge that there is God is guiding my life, I would be able to recognize those who need help or to find that one person who will help me to find the answers I am seeking. I believe that God will always guide me to good and away from situations that might be harmful.

 

 

 


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