equality

Inherent Worth (2 of 4)

Sermon Series: Inherent Worth: Rediscovering the Image of God in Everyone
Sermon Title: The Imago Dei in Everyone
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:26-27; 2:18; Galatians 3:28

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The Scriptures teach that God made male and female in his image. Everyone has inherent worth and dignity as God’s special creation. But the Scriptures also teach that we’re broken and not as we should be. Because of our sinfulness, we have marred the image of God in ourselves and others whom he loves. In The Imago Dei in Everyone, Pastor David points to Jesus as the way to rediscover our true identity.

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January 14 bulletin

It's a Woman's World Too

Sermon Title: It's a Woman's World Too: A Christ-Centered Case for Women in Ministry
Scripture Reading: Luke 8:1-3; Galatians 3:23-29; Acts 2:17-21

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The gospels reveal that Jesus emancipated first-century women from second-class citizenship in God’s Kingdom story. For Jesus, his radical inclusion of women was in keeping with his overarching ministry to defeat Satan and heal the destructive consequences of the Fall. So why have so many in the church failed to accept women as equals? And what about those restrictive verses in Paul’s letters? Did the Apostle Paul believe and teach in accordance with Jesus? In It’s a Woman’s World Too, Pastor David presents us with a biblical foundation for the acceptance of women as equals in life and ministry.

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November 26 bulletin
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