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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

Scandalous Grace

Sermon Title: Scandalous Grace
Scripture Reading: Romans 2:4; 6:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-10; 3:1-12; Galatians 6:14-15

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Nobody understood grace better than the Apostle Paul. He was a strict, law-abiding Pharisee who persecuted Christians before he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. But once he encountered the risen Jesus, Paul was changed and then given a revelation of how God wanted to pour out his grace on the Gentiles. And what's even more shocking, God wanted to use Paul to extend this grace to everyone. In Scandalous Grace, Pastor David shares how Christ calls the church to accept people where they are and invite them to encounter the transforming power of God's love.

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May 5 bulletin

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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