listen to a SERMON
How patient of a person are you? Some people don’t think it’s a good idea to pray for patience. For some reason they think if you pray for it, then you can expect more things in life that will test your
patience. However patience is a fruit of the Spirit and comes from God. You must deal with the sin of impatience whenever it shows its ugly head.
Someone becoming more patient will not only ask for patience but will also ask for forgiveness.
Bearing the cross
We see crosses everyday - on church buildings, graveyards, jewelry. But aside from just knowing that Jesus died on a cross, what does it really mean? The cross is more than a powerful symbol, more than a religious icon, it's a way of life described by Jesus himself. This month as Easter approaches, we go back in time to where Jesus warns his disciples that he was going to the cross, but he also taught that in order to follow him, we must also bear the cross. We will explore what Jesus meant and what it means today. We invite you to join us as we journey with Jesus to the cross.
identity in christ
At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is to receive a new identity. In Jesus, we do not lose our true selves, but we become our true selves. We are not only created by God, made in His image, but when we receive Christ we become a new creation. This identity unites us with our brothers and sister in Christ all around the world. Yet there is something truly transforming that takes place within us as we identify with a local body of believers. We will not doubt encounter challenges because of our identity in Christ but ultimately know and experience God’s blessings.
In so many ways, the Covid pandemic has changed our idea of what is normal - social distancing, masks, travel restrictions, lockdowns and isolation, mass vaccinations, school shutdowns, shortages of basic staples and the list goes on. These are things we didn't need to deal with before and we want to reclaim the everyday freedoms we once enjoyed without interruption. There is another change that has come from all of this chaos. It is the loss of our sense of what it means to be part of the Body of Christ, including attending church. This month, we want to help you to rediscover what it means to be a part of God's family. We invite to join us as we rediscover the church!