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 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 10, 2018Being Honest with God
    Jun 10, 2018
    Being Honest with God
    Being Honest With God
     
    Acts 5:1-11
  • Jun 3, 2018The Power of God’s Grace
    Jun 3, 2018
    The Power of God’s Grace

    June 3, 2018 The Power of God’s Grace

    Acts 4:32-37

  • May 27, 2018I Need To Make A Call
    May 27, 2018
    I Need To Make A Call

    May 27, 2018 I Need To Make A Call

          Memorial Day is a sacred day in our nation. Like others in our nation, I mourn the sacrifice of my uncle Robert's life in Viet Nam and for my father whose wounds and battles with malaria and pneumonia plagued him until his death 20 years ago. Their sacrifices and the sacrifices of millions of others raise this day above all others on our nation's cultural calendar.

          But for a day to be truly sacred, truly set aside for holy purposes, it must first be dedicated to the One Holy God who reigns over every man, woman, and nation.

          I would ask that this Memorial Day weekend we let God “rise up" in our souls and speak to us of courage and sacrifice and obligation. I would ask that we do this not merely as an act of love of country and of those who sacrificed their lives in war, but as an act of love for the God who is the Father of us all and who weeps for each of His lost children.

          Let God rise up in our hearts so that the world might know his Holy Way and no longer walk in the paths of war - so that the sounds of battle may be overwhelmed by an everlasting chorus of peace in Jesus Christ.

                                         In Christ's Grace and Peace, Pastor Bob

    Acts 4:23-31

  • May 20, 2018No Longer Afraid
    May 20, 2018
    No Longer Afraid

    May 20, 2018 No Longer Afraid

    Our message this Sunday will look at the fourth chapter of Acts and the first account of persecution of the newly established Church in Jerusalem. Where Peter and John once feared the power of religious authorities, they now speak boldly and clearly through the Holy Spirit. Our God has given us this same Spirit of boldness so that we can proclaim the good news of Jesus without hesitation.

    Grace and peace, 

                      Pastor Bob Weeks

    Acts 4:1-22