Messages from August 2021
On this 29th day of August, the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, we welcome a guest preacher, the Reverend Stephen Overall. Stephen focuses on the lectionary text from James 1:2-8, 17-27 with references to Mark 7:1-23. As James reminds us, we are to be “doers of the word, and not hearers only.”
When Jesus meets with the disciples on the night of the Last Supper, he shares a word with them: Peace (see John 14:27). What is this peace that Jesus brings? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores this topic.
The author of Ephesians gives us an outline for living our lives in a messy world. The prescription? Stay grounded in God, be prepared for what happens, and be thankful for what you receive. The text today is Ephesians 5:15-20.
“Speaking Truth” is the topic of this sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. We continue the “Geared Up for Life” sermon series based upon Ephesians. This morning’s text is based upon Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Once again, the author moves from preaching to meddling! We are told to be “imitators of God” as we learn how to deal with anger and live into community.
As we enter into this fourth Sunday of the worship series on Ephesians, we’ve completed the first three chapters which deal with theological concepts. As we move into the fourth chapter, the author shifts to putting the theology into practice. Some might say that he moves from “preaching to meddling.” Our text this morning is Ephesians 4:1-16. Join us as we are reminded that we are all part of the body of Christ, a body where there is “one faith,…