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Practice Discipleship
Julia Lambert Fogg
We meet God before there were boundaries…
& the Spirit of
God hovered
over the deep
When the people suffered under unjust conditions, God crossed the
borders …
• What borders do we cross as God’s
children?
• What boundaries come down as we follow
God?
One family’s story
13 When the magi had departed, an angel
from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream
and said,
“Get up. Take the child and ...
16 When Herod knew the magi
had fooled him, he grew very
angry. He sent soldiers to kill all
the children in Bethlehem and...
19 After King Herod died, an angel
from the Lord appeared in a dream
to Joseph in Egypt. 20 ‘Get up,’ the
angel said, ‘and...
On the road again…
22 But when he heard that Archelaus
ruled over Judea in place of his father
Herod, Joseph was afraid to go there.
Having b...
• Moses born to the
Jews
• An Egyptian King’s
decree to kill the boys
• Egypt the oppressor
• Death to the Egyptian
first ...
Another family’s story
8/4/2014 “…more than 11,000 apprehensions of unaccompanied Mexican minors
during this fiscal year (October 1 through May 3...
A theology of migration
John 1
& the
Word
became
flesh &
dwelt
among
us…
• Let the same mind be in you all that was in
Christ Jesus:
• Who, though he was in the form of God,
• did not regard equa...
To cross boundaries, to reach out and to meet our
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
PD2015 Story of Scripture
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PD2015 Story of Scripture

  1. 1. Practice Discipleship Julia Lambert Fogg
  2. 2. We meet God before there were boundaries…
  3. 3. & the Spirit of God hovered over the deep
  4. 4. When the people suffered under unjust conditions, God crossed the borders …
  5. 5. • What borders do we cross as God’s children? • What boundaries come down as we follow God?
  6. 6. One family’s story
  7. 7. 13 When the magi had departed, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod will soon search for the child in order to kill him.” 14 Joseph got up and, during the night, took the child and his mother to Egypt. 15 He stayed there until Herod died. This fulfilled
  8. 8. 16 When Herod knew the magi had fooled him, he grew very angry. He sent soldiers to kill all the children in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding territory who were two years old and younger, according to the time that he had learned from the
  9. 9. 19 After King Herod died, an angel from the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 20 ‘Get up,’ the angel said, ‘and take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel. Those who were trying to kill the child are dead.’ 21 Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of
  10. 10. On the road again…
  11. 11. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus ruled over Judea in place of his father Herod, Joseph was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he went to the area of Galilee. 23 He settled [his family] in a city called Nazareth…
  12. 12. • Moses born to the Jews • An Egyptian King’s decree to kill the boys • Egypt the oppressor • Death to the Egyptian first born • Escape across borders • To the Promised Land • Following God • Jesus born to the Jews • Herod’s decree to kill all children in Bethlehem • Rome the oppressor • Weeping in Rama for the children • Escape across borders • To Egypt land & back • “I have called my son
  13. 13. Another family’s story
  14. 14. 8/4/2014 “…more than 11,000 apprehensions of unaccompanied Mexican minors during this fiscal year (October 1 through May 31, 2014)…”
  15. 15. A theology of migration
  16. 16. John 1
  17. 17. & the Word became flesh & dwelt among us…
  18. 18. • Let the same mind be in you all that was in Christ Jesus: • Who, though he was in the form of God, • did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, • but emptied himself, • taking the form of a slave, • being born in human likeness, • and being found in human form he humbled himself
  19. 19. To cross boundaries, to reach out and to meet our

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