Scriptures: Isaiah 64:1-9a; Psalm 80:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Mark 13:24-37
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.
Scripture Readings: Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 149; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Luke 6:20-26
“We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed”. Our world has got its ways to deal with the inevitability of death. The early church did too. In fact, several of the letters of the New Testament address the issue. For believers, our great hope is eternity. Any approach to life that seeks heaven on earth will be disappointed. Rather, a proper understanding of death as defeated by Jesus has the ability to make us fearless in the face of the inevitable.
Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-7; Psalm 29; Colossians 1:15-23; John 3:22-36
In the final sermon of our series on the reformation principles, Father Alex addresses the glory of God, showing both how all of God’s work is to His glory, and how all of our work should be to God’s glory.