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.
From Romans 13:1-7. The Apostle Paul made a radical statement in Romans 13, “all authority that exists has been established by God.” How can that be true? Suppose this is applied to a dictator whose primary vision for a nation is to wipe out an ethnic minority. Was Adolph Hitler established by God? Should Christians have followed the authority of the Third Reich? These are the kinds of questions that emerge from Paul’s advice and these are the kinds of questions we will address.
Our next miniseries, The Gift of Surrender, begins with Romans 12:1-8. Often, the idea of “surrender” has a negative connotation of defeat: surrender to an enemy, surrender to “the inevitable” life circumstance. However, when we surrender to God