compassion

What Are You Wearing?

Guest Speaker: Eldon Fry
Sermon Title: What Are You Wearing?
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:46-48; Colossians 1:24-29; 3:1-17

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We have certain rules for clothing. Consider how we purchase clothes for our children because of the upcoming school year, or how we buy new clothes for our jobs. We typically seek to wear what is right for the occasion. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul is concerned that the Colossians not simply look like Christ followers by outward appearances. Instead, Paul uses a mixed metaphor to help us understand that the inward living presence of Christ clothes us with identifying virtues. Our personal character reflects our identity as Christ followers in a diverse culture. In What Are You Wearing?, Eldon Fry invites us to allow the Spirit to work in us so that we might be clothed with Christ and reveal him to the world.

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September 1 bulletin

Missio Dei (2 of 6)

Sermon Series: Missio Dei - A Worship Series on the Mission of God
Sermon Title:  Missional Jesus (2 of 6)
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:14-30; Matthew 8:5-13; 9:9-13 

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Jesus is the Son sent by the Father. The divine Logos (Word) became flesh and moved into the neighborhood. In Christ we see the missional God seeking out those who are broken and lost, those who recognize their need to be healed and reconciled to God. In Missional Jesus (2 of 6), Pastor David invites us to recommit ourselves to Jesus and his risky way of crossing borders and boundaries.

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April 22 bulletin
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Roots (7 of 10)

Sermon Series: Roots: Exploring the Core Values of the Brethren in Christ
Sermon Title: Serving Compassionately (7 of 10)
Scripture Reading: Mark 10:42-45; Matthew 9:35-38; Philippians 2:5-8

Jesus didn’t come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. He said that the first must be last, and that the greatest must become a servant of all. We value serving others because Jesus looked on people with great compassion and met them at their point of need. What does that look like for us?

In Serving Compassionately (7 of 10), Pastor David shares how our love of Jesus ought to compel us to serve others in need.

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March 19 bulletin
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