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Aug 12, 2018
Get On With It
Series: Ephesians

August 12, 2018 Get On With It

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

"Making the most of every opportunity,...." Take a moment and think of the preciousness of every moment. Of every opportunity to do good. Of every door opened by God.

I heard a discussion on the radio yesterday on the subject of "free time" and how we all need more of it. For the Christian, however, there is no such thing as "free time." All time is owned by God, redeemed by the blood of Christ, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. To live in Christ is to surrender our will to His and to offer up our minutes and moments as a holy sacrifice.

This doesn't mean we cannot spend time resting or relaxing or enjoying the beauty of God's creation all around us. It does mean that we should be wise in how we invest our time, seeking the leading of God's Spirit rather than the spirit of a world that often seems to be spinning out of control.

How are you taking advantage of every opportunity for the sake of the Gospel and a world that so desperately needs the light of Jesus Christ?

Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

Ephesians 5:3-20

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  • Aug 12, 2018Get On With It
    Aug 12, 2018
    Get On With It
    Series: Ephesians

    August 12, 2018 Get On With It

    Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

    "Making the most of every opportunity,...." Take a moment and think of the preciousness of every moment. Of every opportunity to do good. Of every door opened by God.

    I heard a discussion on the radio yesterday on the subject of "free time" and how we all need more of it. For the Christian, however, there is no such thing as "free time." All time is owned by God, redeemed by the blood of Christ, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. To live in Christ is to surrender our will to His and to offer up our minutes and moments as a holy sacrifice.

    This doesn't mean we cannot spend time resting or relaxing or enjoying the beauty of God's creation all around us. It does mean that we should be wise in how we invest our time, seeking the leading of God's Spirit rather than the spirit of a world that often seems to be spinning out of control.

    How are you taking advantage of every opportunity for the sake of the Gospel and a world that so desperately needs the light of Jesus Christ?

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Ephesians 5:3-20

  • Aug 5, 2018Made New/Where’s the Beef
    Aug 5, 2018
    Made New/Where’s the Beef
    Series: Ephesians

    August 5, 2018 Made New / Where’s the Beef?

    Be kind and compassionate to one another,

                         forgiving each other, just as in Christ

                        God forgave you. [Ephesians 4:32]

    This Sunday's message from Ephesians (see text below) will challenge us to live up to the holy standard of God's Word in a spirit of love, all to the glory of God.

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Ephesians 4:17-5:2

  • Jul 29, 2018Time to Grow Up & Get Busy!
    Jul 29, 2018
    Time to Grow Up & Get Busy!
    Series: Ephesians

    July 29, 2018 Time to Grow Up & Get Busy!

    This Sunday's message from Ephesians 4 will challenge us to look at our lives in Christ with the question:  "How mature am I in my faith and what am I doing with the gifts God has given me?"

    Ephesians 4:1-16

  • Jul 22, 2018God’s Plan
    Jul 22, 2018
    God’s Plan
    Series: Ephesians

    July 22, 2018 God’s Plan

    Sermon Series on Ephesians Continues with Chad Brown

    A sermon series covering the six chapters of Ephesians began on July 8 and extends through the month of August. The series is preached at both Verona and Aisle 7. A mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 at the Verona Community Center will offer an opportunity to go deeper into Ephesians.

    Ephesians 3:1-21

  • Jul 15, 2018Brought Together
    Jul 15, 2018
    Brought Together
    Series: Ephesians

    July 15, 2018 Brought Together

    Sermon Series on Ephesians Continues

            A sermon series covering the six chapters of Ephesians began on July 8 and extends through the month of August.   This series will be preached at both Verona and Aisle 7.    A mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Verona Community Center will offer an opportunity to go deeper into Ephesians.

    Ephesians 2:11-22

  • Jul 8, 2018Who Are We…Really?
    Jul 8, 2018
    Who Are We…Really?
    Series: Ephesians

    July 8, 2018 Who Are We...Really?

    New Sermon Series on Ephesians Begins July 8

    A new sermon series covering the six chapters of Ephesians will begin on July 8 and extend through the month of August. This series will be preached at both Verona and Aisle 7. A mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 at the Verona Community Center will give you an opportunity to go deeper into Ephesians.

    Ephesians 1:3-14  

  • Jul 1, 2018They’ve Turned the World Upside Down
    Jul 1, 2018
    They’ve Turned the World Upside Down

    July 1, 2018 They’ve Turned the World Upside Down

    A new sermon series covering the six chapters of Ephesians will begin on July 8 and extend through the month of August. This series will be preached at both Verona and Aisle 7. A mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 at the Verona Community Center will give you an opportunity to go deeper into Ephesians.

    In Christ's Grace and Peace, Pastor Bob

    Acts 17:1-9

  • Jun 24, 2018Who’d a Thunk It?
    Jun 24, 2018
    Who’d a Thunk It?

    June 24, 2018 Who’d A Thunk It?

    Shawna Hiner Preaching this Sunday at VUMC

    Thank you to Pastor Jeff Allen for preaching this past Sunday while I was at Annual Conference in Hampton. Shawna Hiner, newly licensed for pastoral ministry and one week away from beginning her ministry as Aisle 7's new pastor, will preach at our 8:30 and 11:00 services. Her sermon is entitled "Who'd a Thunk It?" from Acts 9:1-19a.

    Acts 9:1-19a

  • Jun 17, 2018A Martyr’s Faith
    Jun 17, 2018
    A Martyr’s Faith
    June 17, 2018 A Martyr’s Faith
    Jeff Allen continues the series on Holy Boldness 

    Acts 6:1-5a, 7:51-8:1

  • Jun 10, 2018Being Honest with God
    Jun 10, 2018
    Being Honest with God
    Being Honest With God
     
    Acts 5:1-11