Text: Genesis 2:8-10; John 14:1-3; Romans 12:12-13; Hebrews 13:1-2 Have you ever been welcomed into a place? A group? A family? How did it make you feel? Special? Cared for? Grateful? Loved? That’s what hospitality is meant to accomplish, and if we are to be a people who live our “sent-ness” successfully, we need to… Continue reading Sent: Hospitality
Text: Genesis 12:1-4; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s people were never called to be “sponges”–those who receive his blessings and just soak them up, with no further purpose. Instead, we have been called to be conduits of blessing. As we receive them, we not only taste their benefits, but pass them along to our friends and neighbors… Continue reading Sent: Blessed to be a Blessing
Text: Genesis 32:24-30; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most important aspects of how we pray is also, perhaps, the most difficult: perseverance. Staying with it, even when answers don’t seem to be coming. So, why do we have to persevere in prayer? What is God doing with all those words that, at times, feel like… Continue reading Prayer Boot Camp: Staying with It
Text: Genesis 3:1-21 Shame. Hard to define, universally experienced. What is shame? What does it do in our lives? Is there any way to combat it? In this sermon, we’ll talk about all these issues, and discuss how the gospel gives us the resources to break the grip of shame in our lives.
Text: Genesis 1:1, 31; Romans 1:18-20; Hebrews 11:1-3 How did we get here? How does the Bible’s claim that God created everything fit with science? What does God’s role as Creator imply for you and your family? These are just some of the things we discuss in Week Three of our series, Stuff Christians Say.