This week’s message takes a fun look our current political context, and how it interacts with the Bible. Of particular interest is how Jesus operated within His politically charged climate, and how the New Testament Church followed in His footsteps. There is guidance for those of us today looking for Biblical answers on how to live godly within the political environment of our world.
Jesus while on earth lived his life in such a way that he transformed people lives through grace. We as Christ followers and possessors of God’s grace are called to do the same. In Jesus prayer for His current and future followers he prays for a radical style of living. He prays that His followers would not belong to the world, yet that at the same time they will not be taken out of the world, John 17:14-15. What does this look like?
After a week at General Conference, Pastor Dana gives an update of the status of The Wesleyan Church and in particular its changes to the philosophy of members. The Wesleyan Church appears to be turning away from the historical holiness movements view on membership and return Wesley’s concepts of the church.
A continuation from last week. The focus on our relationship with God through forgiveness and grace which creates our ability to have and influence relationship with others. This sermon takes a close look at the issue of sin and our need to acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness.
God within Himself models our need for life giving relationships. The book of 1 John highlights this relational need within the concept of fellowship. Our fellowship with God necessitates our fellowship with others in relationship with God and our need for continual cleansing 1 John 1:5-7. Listen for more of the spiritual dynamic that makes the body a necessity not an afterthought.
This sermon speaks to the components of revitalization of the local church with a balance of the work of God’s people and a reliance of faith in God. The focus of the church must be to do the mission of God.
Sermon on building the church from Nehemiah 1-2