politics

Cultivating & Letting Go (4 of 6)

Sermon Series: Cultivating & Letting Go | Lent 2019
Sermon Title: 
Being a Third Way Family: Cultivating the Radical Love of Jesus in the Church
Scripture Reading: John 17:20-23; Romans 15:1-7; Ephesians 4:2-3

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Jesus and the whole of the New Testament calls us to live in harmony with one another. When people of other religions disagree, they divide. When people in politics disagree, they divide. When the church disagrees, we stay together, because the gospel has made us a family. In Being a Third Way Family, Bruxy Cavey (The Meeting House, Canada) shares how we can cultivate the radical love of Jesus in the church and overcome our differences.

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March 31 bulletin
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Being a Third Way Church

Sermon Title: Being a Third Way Church
Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:15-22; John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:2-3

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It’s hard to address issues of concern today without getting political. We don't want to pick sides and add to the noise, so how do we navigate our divisive culture and model a "third way" in our church? In other words, how can we be willing to speak up about injustice and work for more of the Kingdom without mixing the gospel with partisan politics? In Being a Third Way Church, Pastor David calls us to embody the example of Christ.

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November 12 bulletin
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Aliens & Exiles (8 of 9)

Sermon Series: Aliens & Exiles
Sermon Title: When Kingdoms Collide (8 of 9)
Scripture Reading: John 18:36; Luke 20:20-26; Romans 13:1-8; Philippians 1:27; 3:17-21

Are the politics of Jesus relevant for us in a democratic society? What do we do in an empire that asks for our opinion (vote) every four years? If Jesus or Paul lived in America, would they vote? If so, how would they decide who to vote for? And what does Paul mean when he tells the Christians in Philippi that their civic life should be worthy of the gospel of Christ?

In When Kingdoms Collide (8 of 9), Pastor David challenges us to see the subversive nature of the gospel and that the Kingdom is not dependent upon presidents, kings, or any form of government.

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November 6 bulletin