Sermon Series: In Transit
Life is full of transition and change. And with change comes challenges. It’s inevitable! Over the next three weeks, as we as a church prepare to welcome a new senior pastor, we will investigate the lives of three people in the Bible, and study together how they adapted to both the changes and challenges that they were handed, and the ways that they grew through seasons of transition.
June 11, 2023 – Changing Lanes
Transition is a word that those familiar with modern church culture are used to hearing. Simply put, humanity must deal with change. It is a natural part of life. And to be sure, transition is not easy. Change is hard. In Genesis, God calls Abram to make a big change in his life, and Abram obeys! But that doesn’t mean this transition is smooth sailin’. Join us today as we begin our newest sermon series, In Transit.
The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.[a]
June 18, 2023 – Faith In Transition
Challenges happen in life, this we know to be true. And there are plenty of people in the bible who faced challenges. Today we will look at Joseph’s story, found in Genesis 41. Joseph was faced with times of pressure and hostility, yet he continued to have faith in God. Joseph reminds us that our suffering always has an end date.
New International Version
52 The second son he named Ephraim[a] and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”
June 25, 2023 – When The Spirits Fruit Seems To Escape Us
When the Spirits’ Fruit Seems To Escape Us
Focusing on: Paul
Life by the Spirit
Life by the Spirit
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.