This Lent we are going to explore those characters in the Bible who don't take up more than a sentence or two, perhaps we don't even learn their name but, nevertheless, they made it into scripture. They are in and out in a verse but, when it was their time, they did the Lord’s will. Their acts were not extraordinary. In fact, they simply did the ordinary things you or I might do on any given day.
Through this series I hope that each of us might gain a better understanding of what it means to be a saint in the kingdom of God. It does not mean we are especially holy people. It does not mean we have extraordinary virtue or stamina. It means we have a holy God and, though maybe a simple one, we have a holy calling – to be of service to our God whenever we can, in whatever manner we are asked.
We shall discover it happens in the ordinary moments of life – by carrying someone’s burden a little way down the road, using your money to further a cause, helping a sick friend to get the care they need.
These are the simple acts of human kindness that have become a part of God’s Holy Word and that I suspect most of you do every day of your life and, when you do them in God’s name, you are a saint.
We obey so many signs every day. Stop, Yield, One Way, and more. This year we are taking a looking at our Advent texts as various sign posts along the road.
A Sermon Series that is connected to the themes found in Rick Warren's "40 Days of Community Devotional Book".
A sermon series to inspire every aspect of church life, strengthen the bonds of the congregation as a family, and ignite passion for service.
Did you grow up hearing stories about your ancestors? Did you sometimes worry or dare to hope that they influenced and shaped who you are? Did you always wonder why those boring genealogies are in Matthew and Luke's Gospels? Our family trees can both make us exceedingly proud and terribly ashamed, sometimes on the same branch. Jesus' tree is no different. Grow in love and understanding of our Lord through exploring his family tree in our 2012 Advent series.
A Lenten Sermon Series