In a play, the director sets the scene and helps point the cast in crew in the right direction. In some respects, when it comes to Jesus, every one of us is a director. Either we are pointing people to Jesus with our lives or we are directing them away from Jesus. What is the secret to leading people to Jesus? That's what we'll see in our text this Sunday. Hope you can join us at 10 am either in person or online!
I remember the old joke about a kid who sleeps with a book under his pillow thinking he will learn all the lessons by osmosis. We chuckle at that but many of us think that if we simply hear the lessons of the Bible, we will be made right with God. But is that the case? This week, as we continue our walk through Romans, Paul reminds us that you aren't made right by hearing God's Word but by doing what it says. Can't wait to see you on Sunday morning at 10 am to share with you what all this means!
A fellow pastor told me the other day that someone who had been in his church for over 15 years left and started attending another church because he said that not everyone is going to heaven. This false belief that everyone is saved is called universalism and many people hold it as truth. Even if everyone doesn't get in, maybe your family or your nation is OK. But Paul says that there will be some who will receive eternal life and some who do not. Who does? See you this Sunday at 10 am to find out.
The term "cancel culture" is big news these days but if we are honest, it's really nothing new. People judging and excluding others is older than we realize and is at the heart of our text this week. While man's judgement is meant to condemn and exclude, God's judgement is meant to draw us back to him. How is that the case? See you this Sunday at 10 am to find out - and don't forget to invite your mom to join you (or ask your kids to come along!)
This Sunday, we return to Romans with a very important question: Does God ever give up on a person. Our inclination is to say "no" but it looks like our text says something different. What does that mean? You'll have to join us Sunday either in person or via our livestream to find out!