Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Sermon Series to begin in May

If you would like to begin reading  ahead, I’ll start a new sermon series the first Sunday in May on “Life in the Spirit” based on Galatians 5:16-26 and selected passages in Romans.  The first few weeks we will explore the nature of living under the control of the Holy Spirit as compared to yielding to the flesh.  Then I’ll turn attention to the fruit of the Spirit as they are detailed in verses 22-23.

I’ve asked our Youth Pastor, Mark Smith, to preach the next two Sundays to prepare us for this series.  He’ll lead us into a deeper look at John 15 and the principle of “abiding” in Christ.  Pray for Mark as he preaches and pray for me as I prepare for this “in-depth” look at the work and fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter – Where are you?

Where are you in the walk of faith? At what point of maturity do you find yourself?  This Easter Sunday, the sermon text of John 20:24-31 concerns Jesus’ interaction with Thomas, who is often called “Doubting Thomas.”  Let’s turn this around and call him “Believing Thomas” which is the end result of the story.  How did he get to that point?   Just like him, we’re all at different stages and points of our spiritual journey.  Some have not taken the first step of faith and invited Christ into their lives; others have made an initial commitment, but need to walk more deeply with Him.  This sermon explores those points along the way and how to “get there.”

The schedule for Easter Sunday is normal, with the addition of an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 am (this service is an abbreviated devotional service that is different from the 9:00 and 10:30 am services).  Join us and bring some one with you to celebrate Easter.