Aug 21, 2011
Designed for Life
Scripture Reading: Galatians 2:20, John 10:7-10 and 1 John 5:11-13 Our God designed us for life - real life! But that life does not happen apart from a relationship with the Life-Giver. The apostle Paul shares with us in Galatians 2 the greatest mystery in the universe: we are crucified with Christ, yet we live because Christ is alive in us. This is the next-to-last sermon in our summer series: "This We Believe."
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  • Aug 21, 2011Designed for Life
    Aug 21, 2011
    Designed for Life
    Scripture Reading: Galatians 2:20, John 10:7-10 and 1 John 5:11-13 Our God designed us for life - real life! But that life does not happen apart from a relationship with the Life-Giver. The apostle Paul shares with us in Galatians 2 the greatest mystery in the universe: we are crucified with Christ, yet we live because Christ is alive in us. This is the next-to-last sermon in our summer series: "This We Believe."
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    Aug 14, 2011
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  • Nov 30, -0001Salt and Light
    Nov 30, -0001
    Salt and Light
    Series: Life 101
    The greatest threat to authentic discipleship in today's world may be the brick walls of our churches. Rather than shining as lights on a stand (Matthew 5:15), we often take on the nature of secret societies, huddling together in scarcely filled sanctuaries fearing for our future.
           In this week's portion of The Sermon on The Mount, Jesus paints a contrasting portrait of a people whose actions glorify God as they serve as agents of change shining in the darkness - an image strikingly different from the "escapism" of our culture that encourages us to create "safe spaces" away from the injustice and pain of the world; spaces that keep us away from the very people we are called to serve.
             I'm excited about this sermon series and the challenge of this passage of Holy Scripture. May we live out Jesus' vision for his church not only in Verona but as we go out into the world with the Gospel!
           Grace and peace, Pastor Bob