MEMBERSHIP 101: GIFTS & SERVICE

MEMBERSHIP 101: GIFTS & SERVICE

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We’re halfway into our membership series, having spent the first two weeks talking about our commitment to PRAYER and to PRESENCE. Today we reflect on GIFTS and SERVICE and how the Church can see that she has all she needs when members and friends are willing–and–vulnerable to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

As a reminder, we are being challenged to act upon the very commitments we have…

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MEMBERSHIP 101: PRESENCE

INTRO :
MEMBERSHIP 101 is about looking deeper into our vows as members of this church and about being challenged to act upon the very commitments we have made to be faithful by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness?”

Today we look at PRESENCE and the bearing it has on both us and the world we are sent to be in ministry to.
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MEMBERSHIP 101: The Vow of Prayer

INTRO :
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to look at the different aspects of our membership vows. When we are baptized or if we are being received into a congregation, we are asked, “As members of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness?”

Within this statement is a commitment to engage in…

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Vice VS Virtue: Lust VS Ordered-Love

Vice VS Virtue: Lust VS Ordered-Love

INTRO :
As we begin our last piece of our series, let’s recall our series verse from Genesis 4.6–7, as God said to Cain, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.’”

Last week, we talked about the vices of avarice and gluttony, looking at…

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Vice VS Virtue: Avarice & Gluttony VS Generosity & Self-Control

Vice VS Virtue: Avarice & Gluttony VS Generosity & Self-Control

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INTRO :

As we begin today, let’s recall our series verse from Genesis 4.6–7, as God told the troubled Cain, son of Adam and Eve, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?  If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door.  Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.’”

Last week, we looked at…

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Vice VS Virtue: Anger & Sloth VS Forgiveness & Zeal

Vice VS Virtue: Anger & Sloth VS Forgiveness & Zeal

INTRO :

As we begin today, let’s recall our series verse from Genesis 4.6–7, as God told a troubled Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?  If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door.  Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.’”

Last week, we took a look at PRIDE & ENVY how both focus more…

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Vice VS Virtue: Pride & Envy VS Humility & Admiration

Vice VS Virtue: Pride & Envy VS Humility & Admiration

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Last week, we took a look at sin and how a life gripped by vice separates us from God.  We talked about how the spiritual life is in fact a true battle, as sin desires to consume us.  Remember how God told Cain, the frustrated son of Adam and Eve, in Genesis 4.6–7, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?  If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin…

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Vice VS Virtue: A Look at Sin

Vice VS Virtue: A Look at Sin

INTRO :
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at how sin stands in the way of a life-giving relationship with God. Specifically, we’ll examine 7 deadly sins. We call them deadly because they lead us down the path of destruction; and we call them sins because they stand in opposition to God, causing us to miss the mark of Jesus Christ that we are aiming for through faith. These seven deadly…

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CHURCH LIFE: Week 4

Last week we looked at LIFE AROUND, placing important emphasis on living our spiritual lives AROUND others in order to witness God’s works, witness to God’s works, and testify with our very own faith stories.

This week, we’re ending our series by looking at LIFE OUT, and the importance of going OUT to share the good news.

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  • LIFE OUT:
    • …is a life that is…

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CHURCH LIFE: Week 3

Last week we looked at LIFE IN, placing important emphasis on our inward spiritual life and how we grow in our relationship with God.  That relationship is firm place, a solid place, built on prayer, study, and our own gifts that we give to God for His use.

Church Life Artwork LIFE AROUNDThis week, we’re going to look at LIFE AROUND, and the importance of our lives as lived around others.

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