A betrayal, a denial, an execution, a tomb. Each on their own, things to be reviled, rejected and despised. And yet, put them together and through Christ they are beautiful. This Easter, together let’s be reminded, regardless of our past, through Christ we all can be beautiful.
What If? It’s a question we often ask ourselves after an opportunity lost or an opportunity missed. That question is one filled with regret. But “What if?” is also a question people ask as they look towards opportunities yet to come. Then that same question is filled with vision and anticipation. For the next three weeks, together we are going to look at three promises God makes to His church and ask, “What if?”
Grounded – to a teen it means you can’t go out. To a pilot it means you can’t take off. To a Christian grounded means, regardless of circumstance, we continue in our faith, established and firm, never moving from the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we turn our attention towards the Book of 1 Peter, our goal is just that – to get grounded.
No other New Testament book challenges God’s people to live like God’s people the way the book of James does. Yet amidst all the practical wisdom, James makes one thing crystal clear: a life for Christ is not just a private, personal endeavor. True living for Christ is done in community, too – it’s the Church learning how to be the Church. And that’s more than just a nice idea. It’s essential.
Everybody comes to Church with questions, but how often do you get to ask them? In this series, you pick the subject and we respond. Based on your input from our Easter survey, our Chesapeake Teaching Team will preach to answer questions because you asked. This is a great series to invite your friends to Church!