Christ has not only given us his powerful Word. In his grace, he gives us ministers who proclaim that Word to us in whatever ways we need at the time: words of comfort, words of instruction, or even words of rebuke. Those who are entrusted with the care of Jesus’ flock are expected to shepherd that flock just as Jesus would.
There are some BIG changes coming up in our worship this Sunday. God will be doing the heavy lifting in the hearts of people everywhere who hear his word.
“One holy name she blesses, Partakes one holy food, And to one hope she presses, With ev’ry grace endued…” What does it look like to forgive someone? That might be an easy question, until the hurt hits close to home. This Sunday we’ll consider Jesus command to forgive. We have the perfect example in Jesus. More importantly we have the perfect motivation when we look at how he forgave us.
What is it like to live in a world where you don’t fit in? This Sunday we continued our series from the Gospel of Matthew – The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of the Christian. We saw how God calls us to live as wheat among the weeds. That isn’t always an easy task, but it’s also not something that the Christian has to do alone. God is with us every step of the way.
The life of a Christian can be ordinary, but don’t let the world fool you. This Sunday we begin a new sermon series – The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of a Christian. In this first message from the Gospel of Matthew we’ll see how a Christian loves God above all things. That isn’t flashy. You won’t make the papers for bearing your cross. At the end of it all, God promises a reward.