Sunday, May 28, 2017

Act according to your faith!

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  • Romans 5: 1-11 — Justified by faith
It has been acknowledged by researchers and historians that in this post-modern world, many people have left the institution of church because the church has failed to live according to what it believes. There are countless examples of different churches and different denominations and faithful leaders and people, acting in ways that harm others, that lack integrity, that demonstrate the weaknesses of humanity. Paul reminds us that suffering produces endurance, character and in the end hope. He believes this because he has experienced the love of God and the power of the love of God to sustain each of us through suffering. How will the love of God poured out on us, empower us to act according to our faith, and not our own desires?
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Act according to your faith!


Romans 5: 1-11 — Justified by faith

It has been acknowledged by researchers and historians that in this post-modern world, many people have left the institution of church because the church has failed to live according to what it believes. There are countless examples of different churches and different denominations and faithful leaders and people, acting in ways that harm others, that lack integrity, that demonstrate the weaknesses of humanity. Paul reminds us that suffering produces endurance, character and in the end hope. He believes this because he has experienced the love of God and the power of the love of God to sustain each of us through suffering. How will the love of God poured out on us, empower us to act according to our faith, and not our own desires?
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Who is at your table?

Easter 5 Scripture: Romans 1: 1-17 — Mutually encouraged by one another’s faith Sermon Who is at your table? Jesus is always making people uncomfortable. It was the people who followed him! Poor and needy, full of questions or accompanied by loud children! That is because Jesus saw their true selves. He also knows our true selves. He not only makes us One spiritually, he asks us to live and work as One literally! Even “those” people are invited to the party! Even YOU are invited! listen view

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Is your faith ALIVE or idol/idle?

Acts 13: 1-3, 14:8-18 — Paul and Barnabas heal in Lystra We will hear today of a man whose faith was so alive it could be seen in his eyes. Can your faith be so easily seen? One way to be alive in faith is to work continuously cleansing our lives of idolatry and fear. Let us live up to the call of being disciples and as Paul declares: bring good news! listen view