The Scripture Acts 2: 42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and...
The Scripture John 14: 15-26 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows...
The subject of my message this morning will be Happiness VS Worry. I will be talking about this in a few minutes, but first I want to acknowledge today for what it is. It’s the 4th of July.
This morning we continue with our series “I’ve been meaning to ask…” The subtitle is “where do we go from here?” This is exactly the question facing both Peter and Paul as they continue their mission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the region and establish churches to continue the work on into the future. It is thought that the book of Acts was written by Luke. The book of Acts helps us to see how the churches were formed as they lived into the reality of being Christians.
Today we continue with the series, “I’ve been meaning to ask.” So far, we’ve talked about asking, “where are you from” we learned that who a person is goes much deeper than what we see on the surface. And next we asked, “where do you hurt?” and we learned that all of us have experienced pain and suffering, and it’s so healing to be able to share these stories with someone who can hear us.
We continue our series this morning titled: “I’ve been meaning to ask…this morning we go much deeper with the “what” part of the question being, by adding, “where do you hurt?” Right here at the beginning we know this is not a superficial question.
This morning we begin a new four-week series created by Sanctified Arts. titled: “I’ve been meaning to ask…a series for curiosity, courage, & connection.” This focus has been born out of the experiences of this past year when we have been so isolated from each other.
This morning we are moving from Galatians to the book of Romans and as in the last few weeks we hear again from Paul. This time he is writing to the church in Rome. It was a church he started much earlier but is keeping in touch with them and connecting with them via this letter.
Barbara just read the passage in Acts about how on the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came down like a rush of a violent wind and rested upon all who had gathered together. This is the passage most often read during this Sunday when we celebrate Pentecost…the gift of the Holy Spirit! It’s a vivid picture of how the Spirit appeared and the dramatic change the Spirit brought into the lives of believers.
This morning we find ourselves again in the book of Galatians and as I read this passage, you will hear some similarities to the passage read last week. What makes one right with God now that Jesus Christ has revealed himself as the Son of God?