From the Heart
“Identity Crisis” | 2 Corinthians 5:15-17 | John Kimbrough
Have you ever had an identity crisis as a result of a big change in your life? Join us Sunday, January 2 as we talk about finding our worth in Jesus, not in who we are or what we do.
“Why Can’t We Be Friends?” | Matthew 5:43-48 | Rev. John DanielsWhy have we become so mean and contemptuous toward those who disagree with us.? We know scripture says we are to love our neighbor and even our enemies. What’s happening? What should we do in these difficult times? Love is the answer!
“The Work of Christmas” | Luke 3:1-18 | Dr. Jim EveretteWhat might happen if we gathered our courage and entered 2022 with the mindset of continuing the true Work of Christmas? Let us focus on finding the lost, healing the broken, feeding the hungry, releasing the prisoners, rebuilding the nation, bringing peace among the people, and making music in the heart.
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“When the New Wears Off” | Galatians 4:4-11, 16-20 | Rev. Gavin Spell
The season of Christmas has come and gone. We’ve taken down the decorations and we’ve celebrated the visit of the wisemen at epiphany. The new year has come and we’ve moved onto the next thing. It’s easy to settle back into the groove of the “same old, same old” from before, but we must keep letting Christ spark in us anew, even after the new has worn off.
“Expectations” | Matthew 13:53-58 | Dr. Jim Baldwin
The Bible says “Jesus could do no mighty work because of their lack of faith.” Are we tying the hands of God because we expect too little?
“Practices That Bring Peace” | Philippians 4:4-9 | Rev. Jayne Davis
We talk a lot about the peace that Jesus promises to those who follow him. And yet, much of the time, our lives as Christians look just as anxious and frustrated as those who do not profess faith in Christ. In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he reminds them of the joy, peace, and rest that is theirs. We’ll take those teachings of Paul a step further and look at daily faith habits that can help us to live out of the peace and love of Christ, even in a busy and chaotic world.
“Abounding Love” | Philippians 1:9-11 | Rev. Becca Jones
Valentine’s Day turns our attention toward hearts, chocolates, and flowers as expressions of love, but what does God’s abounding love look like in our lives? Let’s take a look at the examples Jesus gave for expressing love that mirrors God’s.
“Hospitality” | Acts 9:26-28 | Dr. Jim Baldwin
Showing hospitality to strangers is not just a Southern thing, it is a Christian thing. As we get ready to welcome our new pastor and his family and as we consider how to show God’s love to all people, there are some lessons we can learn from the Bible.