Speaker: Jerry Cisar
Do you want the peace of God to be among us? Do you want to have the unity, love, and harmony in our relationships that Philippians so thoroughly describes?
Martha Graham, who danced and taught dance for over 70 years in the 20th century and may have influenced American modern dance more than any other, suggested, “It takes about ten years to make a mature dancer.” … “Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to the paradise of that achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration. There are daily small deaths.”
Graham goes on to say that we learn not only how to dance, but how to live, by practice. It seems she was very familiar with Paul’s writing. If one wants to be a great dancer or live as a follower of Jesus, it will require practice. In this Sunday’s text, Philippians 4:1-9, Paul calls us to practice and tells us quite specifically where and how to practice.
Join us in worship as we explore the application of Paul’s instructions to us through the letter to the Philippians.