Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 66:1-9, 1 John 3:11-24, John 13:1-14
Scriptures: Isaiah 60:1-9; Psalm 72:1-14; Ephesians 3:1-13; Matthew 2:1-12
Concluding a weekend of mission discussion, Fr. Bryan Bywater of Church Army encourages us to go out and live the kingdom in the world. We carry the good news. Fr. Bryan is an evangelist in Hartford, CT, working in nursing homes, prisons, and on the steps of city hall.
Scriptures: Ezekiel 34:11-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46
In this time of sharing, we asked people to share what God has been doing in their lives, and included a brief sharing about the way in which God shepherds His people.
*All the people on the recording gave their permission to have their sharing posted. Only the fist testimony was prepared ahead of time, and Nathaniel especially asked that thanks to God be given for his wife, Judy.
Scriptures: Zephaniah 1:7,12-18; Psalms 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10; Matthew 25:14-30
In our annual “giving sermon”, we continue to look at Jesus’ last parables in the gospel of Matthew. The well-known parable of the Talents demonstrates to us that the things we have are not ours, the God is not “fair” in his giving of gifts, and that the safe choice is not always safe. The implications of these truths can drastically shape our view on how use our time and resources for the sake of the kingdom.