Inherent Worth

Inherent Worth (4 of 4)

Guest Speaker: Susan Vigliano
Sermon Title: God’s Love in a Broken World
Scripture Reading: Luke 9:23

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We deny ourselves daily to bring God’s love into the lives of individuals in deep and desperate need of hope. Though there is sacrifice and suffering involved in denying ourselves and carrying our cross, there is also joy. Listen as Susan Vigliano (pastor & president of Peace Promise) shares about how the joy Christ experienced in the darkness can also be our joy in this life.

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Inherent Worth (3 of 4)

Sermon Series: Inherent Worth: Rediscovering the Image of God in Everyone
Guest Speaker: Eric Seibert
Sermon Title: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

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It may be hard to believe, but research shows that most physical, emotional, and sexual abuse happens in the home. The church can’t afford to be silent when it comes to raising awareness and protecting the most vulnerable among us. In The Most Dangerous Place on Earth, Dr. Eric Seibert (Messiah College) encourages us to respond in a Christ-honoring way to the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

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January 21 bulletin
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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

Inherent Worth (1 of 4)

Inherent Worth: Rediscovering the Image of God in Everyone

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Our Christian faith tells us that every person on the planet has inherent worth because they are made in the image of God. Yet, as we look around the world today, we see that many people, particularly the most vulnerable among us, are being abused and exploited. We’ve talked as a church about the problem of racism, but what about other evils like human trafficking, pornography, domestic violence, and treating women as second-class citizens? These are serious issues and we want to learn about what our congregation can do to address these concerns at a local level. In our January peace series, Inherent Worth, we're asking, “What difference can we make in helping our church and community rediscover the image of God in everyone?”

Guest Speaker: Becky McDonald
Sermon Title: God’s Plan for Social Justice
Scripture Reading: Micah 6:8

There are an estimated 20.9 million people trapped in some form of slavery today. Over half of those trafficked around the world are women or girls. It’s a multi-billion-dollar industry that is now on the rise in the United States. Listen as Becky McDonald (founder and president of Women At Risk, International) passionately invites the church to respond to the injustice and join the fight against human trafficking, in a message entitled God's Plan for Social Justice.

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