This Easter message explains how everyone needs love, forgiveness, transformation, strength, community and a mission worthy of this life and the life to come. Sometimes Christianity and the church are barriers to these pursuits.
Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Cor. 6:18-20)
Reflecting on minor Christmas story characters, Zechariah and Elizabeth, this sermon offers this challenge: No matter how old or young you are, you are meant to be sent. Be willing to be surprised by God. Open yourself to a maturing faith that enables you to be continually used by God!
Twenty-fifth in a series 1 Corinthians 15:12-58 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ ha