An Open and Affirming, Just Peace Congregation in Columbia, Maryland

Micah’s BIG Question: “What Does God Require of Me?”


The future is about vision. Every day we envision the future and how we’re going to get there, from the most mundane tasks to our biggest goals. Where does God fit into that vision and that journey?

Churches, especially churches in transition like CUCC, are often inspired by a verse of scripture to bring their vision into focus. Micah 6:8 is one such verse.

[God] has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
– Micah 6:8

But what does it mean to walk humbly with God? Eugene Peterson in his translation of the Bible,The Message, quotes Micah in this way:
[God’s] already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women.  It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.

By honoring God’s wisdom and embracing our human imperfection, we can better answer God’s call to act with love and compassion. We are well-suited to walking with God. It is up to us to begin the journey.

In this 6-week sermon series, we will explore how walking humbly with God can shape our vision and mission for the future.

  • What are we called to do along the way?
  • What challenges will we encounter?
  • How will the journey transform our relationships and our lives?
  • How will the journey change our relationship with God?

And Micah’s BIG question reframed:

  • What does God require of us as people of faith?
  • What does God require of our faith community?

Come, join us as we walk with God and deepen the spiritual connections within ourselves, with each other and with our community and the world. Invite a friend to make this journey with us.

Sermon Dates:

July 2, 2017 – An Introduction
Micah 6:1-8; Ps 107:1-9, 43 and Luke 12:13-21
Sermon:  The Vision: Walking, Doing and Loving

July 9, 2017 – Walking Humbly, Part 1
Micah 6:1-8; Deut. 10:12; Ps 80:1-2, 8-19 and Luke 9:57-62
Sermon:  Being on the Way

July 16, 2017 – Walking Humbly, Part 2
Micah 6:1-8; Ps 30; and Luke 10:1-12
Sermon:  The Spiritual Walk:  Sometimes, the Journey is the Destination

July 23, 2017 – Doing Justice
Micah 6:1-8; Ps 82 and Luke 14:1, 7-14
Sermon:  Doing

June 30, 2017 – Loving Kindness, Part 1
Micah 6:1-8; Ps 86;Matthew 5:7, 43-48
Sermon:  Loving

 August 6, 2017 –Loving Kindness, Part 2
Micah 6:1-8; Ps 16; and Matthew 6:1-4
Sermon:  The Vision and the Mission:  Love Makes Our Lives, the Church and the World Alive

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