Connexion is meeting in a new space! Josiah brings a message from the story of Samson.
When Mary and Joseph presented Jesus at the Temple, those who were onlookers did not realize that they were witnessing a presentation of God in the flesh. The hymn writer put it best: “Veiled in flesh the God-head see; Hail incarnate deity, pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.” Let’s consider how the visible/invisible deity might change our human reality.
Connexion is meeting in a new space! Josiah brings a message from the story of Joshua and the Israelites crossing the Jordan into the promised land, and Aaron Brown shares what steps of faith look like in real life.
From John 1:1-18. John begins his story of Jesus in a way unlike the other gospel writers–not at Jesus’ human birth but before time. As John tells us, the Word has no beginning and has no end–the Word is eternally God. The implications for this are massive. It sets the Christian religion apart from every other and has very practical consequences.
We started the Spring semester off right this Sunday as we came together for worship and begin our new Epic Stories of the Old Testament series. Josiah preached this week on the story of Joseph. Listen to the amazing story of God’s providence in Joseph’s life and consider the lessons we can gain from it in living our own lives of faith.
From Romans 15:14-22. It’s vital that we in the church continually remember the Good News as our basis for relationship with God and power for ministry. When we live in light of the grace that is in Christ Jesus, we become people who desire to take the Good News to wherever it is not known and work fervently towards that end.
Peace is difficult to maintain. It eludes us. So, let us remind ourselves of the foundations for our peace and consider strategies to fight for this peace.
The angels come to the shepherds and announce news of a birth that causes joy. Consider with us the reasons for that joy.
The Israelites waited a long time before Christ’s advent. What are we waiting for this Advent season?