The Ethos Is Strong With You

Pastor Wayne Brown continues our consideration of the Celtic Way of evangelism, sharing a message on the logos (form), pathos (passion), and ethos (essence) that guides us in our engagement with those we are called to invite into deeper communion with God and one another.

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Mark 5:1-20

Mark 7:31-37

Luke 10:38-42

"In becoming an Irishman, Patrick wedded his world to theirs, his faith to their life…Patrick found a way of swimming down to the depths of the Irish psyche and warming and transforming Irish imagination – making it more humane and more noble while keeping it Irish...

Patrick’s emotional grasp of Christian truth may have been greater than Augustine’s. Augustine looked into his own heart and found there the inexpressible anguish of each individual, which enabled him to articulate a theory of sin that has no equal — the dark side of Christianity. Patrick prayed, made peace with God, and then looked not only into his own heart but into the hearts of others… What he saw convinced him of the bright side — that even slave traders can turn into liberators, even murderers can act as peacemakers, even barbarians can take their place among the nobility of heaven.”

— Thomas Cahill

 

Reflection & Practice

  • How might you invite others to share in your passions (pathos)?

  • How might you invite others this week to rhythms around the table?

  • Consider serving with our friends at Jubilee Prison Ministry.

 

Worship Set

How Great Thou Art

Cornerstone

Nothing But The Blood

Gravity Of Love

Brokenness Aside

Come Light Our Hearts

 

Benediction