Jesus meant for us to make a difference. Salt and light change their environments. What does it take to do that? It starts with a mindset and follows a method. Jesus models both. This week we will meditate on the example of Jesus and learn how to share the good news and make a difference.
Relationships matter. Jesus has left us no option on this one. It is what makes us a real church. Doctrine is important, foundational even, but it means nothing with out the practical, daily interactions of love between Christ-followers. This week we will talk about how we navigate this non-negotiable as people in various stages of the process of becoming like Christ.
“Love each other” can take many forms. It almost goes with out saying that passing on faith in Christ and the wisdom of godly experience to the generation following us is one of the most important. In this sermon we will talk directly about how we are doing this as a community of Christ-followers.
It all starts here. God loves us. Every one, individually and together. What is our response? What do we do? How do we do it? This week we want to explore how we can more passionately engage with the God who loves us with “Calvary Love” both as individuals and as a community of Christ-followers.
Lamentations 3:22-23, Romans 5: 1-5You don’t have to live a long time to experience grief. It comes to us in all sorts of shapes and sizes. A lost job, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, or even something as innocent as your kid leaving for school, all cast shades of grief.
1 Peter 5:6-11 A quick perusal of the daily news and a person could lose a lot of sleep. There is a lot to be worried about. Some of it’s legitimate and some, if we are honest, is just worry. What do we do? Before Jesus, we lost sleep, got irritable, annoyed those around us and generally robbed ourselves of happiness. But in Christ, it’s a brand new day! The issues are still real. Life still has danger. But this week we learn how to face our anxiety with faith, and to find peace in the midst of it all.