Love Never Ends: Being the Body of Christ

Love Never Ends: Being the Body of Christ

Seeing the Glory

The world is in a dark place as we gather for worship this morning. Russia is invading Ukraine because Vladimir Putin is consumed with power and the desire to recreate the Soviet Union no matter the cost. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Our Gospel lesson is Luke 9:28-36. It is the story of the transfiguration of Jesus, a moment of transformation that was seen by some of the disciples as Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus…

Raised in Glory

What is the meaning of the resurrection? Paul gives us an idea in 1 Corinthians 15:35-50. Join us as we connect death and resurrection with new life and an infant baptism in worship today.

The First Fruits

Our scripture lesson, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, deals with the the question of Jesus’ resurrection. What did this mean to the people in the church at Corinth? What does it mean for us today?

Hold Firmly

We continue with this series based upon the epistle reading. Our scripture this week is 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. After lecturing the Corinthian church about the infighting that was going on, he tells that they need to get back to basics. God’s grace alone is responsible for their salvation.

The Greatest of These

Our Scripture this morning is 1 Corinthians 13, known as the love chapter. It is probably one of the most famous chapters in all of the New Testament. It is also one of the most misunderstood chapters of scripture. Paul was writing to a church that he dearly loved. It was a church in turmoil over what was important. Paul’s instruction was that the only thing that is important to a disciple is that love must be the foundation for…

You Are The Body

This week, we continue the discussion in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a. Gifts of the Spirit are not meant to divide, but they are for the entire body. Join us as Pastor Wayne continues this series Love Never Ends: Being the Body of Christ.

Varieties of Gifts

Paul was concerned about the church at Corinth. He started this congregation of Gentile believers only a few short years ago. However, in his absence, the church was losing sight of who they were and more importantly, whose they were. They were forming cliques and other things that were detrimental to the community of believers. Paul writes to gently correct them and urge them to focus on what was most important, serving each other in love. Join us on this wintry…

In You I am Well Pleased

*** Due to technical issues, this morning’s service was not recorded. The following message is from January 12, 2020. This was the last time that we celebrated Baptism of the Lord. *** And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22, NRSV) Baptism… being adopted into the family of God, the family where Christ is our brother and we are beloved children. This morning we come to the…