peace

Peacemakers (4 of 4)

Guest Speaker: Shane Claiborne
Sermon Series:
Peacemakers: Living Peacefully in an Age of Outrage
Sermon Title: Blessed are the Peacemakers
Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37

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Jesus told a parable of a despised Samaritan who helped a person that had been beaten and left for dead on the road to Jericho. Jesus shared this story in response to the question: “Who is my neighbor?” It’s a powerful story that seeks to crack the stereotypes and prejudices that perpetuate an “us vs. them” mentality. As Shane Claiborne points out, we should be ready to do what the “good” Samaritan did, but we should also be willing to rethink the whole road to Jericho. Listen as Shane invites us to consider how Jesus calls his disciples to reimagine what it looks like to be peacemakers.

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January 27 bulletin
small group discussion questions

God is Coming (2 of 4)

Sermon Series: God is Coming | Advent 2018
Sermon Title: Signs of Peace
Scripture Reading: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-6

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As we look around the world today, it’s clear that we’re lacking the peace of the Kingdom. And it’s easy to say the reason for that is because of this thing or that person, but Advent calls us to look within ourselves and repent of our own sins. In Signs of Peace (2 of 4), Pastor David shares about what was going on in the prophet Malachi’s day for him to proclaim the coming of the messenger, the one who precedes Christ.

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December 9 bulletin

Streams (2 of 6)

Sermon Series: Streams: Embodying the Beliefs & Practices of the Brethren in Christ
Sermon Title:
Anabaptism: The Way of Peace
Scripture Reading: Leviticus 24:19-20; Matthew 5:38-48; Romans 12:17-21

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Anabaptism is the first stream in our heritage, and it is the one stream that sets the Brethren in Christ apart from most other denominations in America. This is where we receive our call to peace and hear Jesus’ command to love our enemies and live non-violently in the world. In Anabaptism: The Way of Peace (2 of 6), Pastor David invites us to love like Jesus and embody the gospel of peace by praying for our enemies.

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September 16 bulletin
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Following Jesus in Peace & Holiness

Guest Speaker:  John Yeatts
Sermon Title:  Following Jesus in Peace & Holiness
Scripture Reading:  Hebrews 12:1-3, 12-14

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John Yeatts wasn't born into the Brethren in Christ (BIC). Instead, he became a part of the church because his father came to faith in Jesus through a BIC minister. And it was through another BIC pastor that John stayed with the denomination after his seminary education at Princeton. In Following Jesus in Peace & Holiness, listen to John (Pastor Emeritus) share about his journey and the core values that have endeared him to the BIC over the years.

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July 8 bulletin

Roots (8 of 10)

Sermon Series: Roots: Exploring the Core Values of the Brethren in Christ
Sermon Title: Pursuing Peace (8 of 10)
Scripture Reading: Leviticus 24:19-20; Matthew 5:38-45; Ephesians 5:1-2

Jesus taught us to love our enemies and showed us how to live non-violently in a violent world. When Jesus said, “You have heard it said… but I say to you” (Matt 5:43-45), he was calling his disciples to leave the old way and live in the new way of love. This new way is radical and appears foolish to the flesh, but through it we discover the wisdom and power of God.

In Pursuing Peace (8 of 10), guest speaker Greg Boyd (author, pastor & theologian) challenges us to live in love as Christ loved us and gave his life for us.

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March 26 bulletin
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