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?
Today we trace “The Progress of Hope” from the time of Isaiah to the first advent of Christ, to us in the church, and into the future to Christ’s second advent. This isn’t a hope we keep in our back pocket and pull out when times are glum–it’s a hope we live by daily!
Maybe you missed Connexion because you were on the road still…well, listen as Josiah helps students think about how they can begin to prepare for Christmas spiritually.
From Romans 14:1-12. Here are some words of the Apostle Paul: “Submit to one another out of reverence to Christ…consider others better than yourselves. Each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore, let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead make up your mind not to put a stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.” These are lofty words, but this is how we are supposed to live.