Here in August we begin with the sweetness of worship and then of communion, and then finish off the month with a transition into a three-part series I’ve entitled “The Prodigal Suite”:
August 02:“We Are Temples of Worship”(John 4:19-26)
Lucas Ndaro—rescheduled from July 19 to this day—will preach from a portion of the story of Jesus and the woman at the well. The focus of this message will be that the Holy Spirit initiates True Worship is us wherever we are…and it also follows and can be said, whoever we are, and whatever we’ve done!
August 09:“The Three A’s of Communion”(Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
All that Communion entails cannot be described in one message. But on this Sunday we will, at least, look at three names for this sacrament, the three tenses of time and special dates it can be celebrated, as well three different meanings derived from this all. Come listen to expand your understanding and appreciation for body and blood of Christ!
August 16:“The Prodigal Suite, Part 1—The Lost Son: REBEL WITH A CAUSE” (Luke 15:11-20a)
Growing up as children—and especially as teens—we couldn’t wait to do what we wanted when we wanted. Isn’t it great to be free from people telling us what to do, and from following the rules and having to fulfill responsibilities? Actually, as this sermon with show, not really. Before we know it we’re lost, and empty…and…alone. Come hear how to have a life that can be restored and given a purpose.
August 23:“The Prodigal Suite, Part 2—The Legalistic Brother: RIGHTEOUS WITHOUT A CASE”(Luke 15:25-32)
The most dramatic testimonies of receiving salvation in Christ tend to be those who do the really bad and really obvious sins; it makes for great drama! But truth be told, far MORE of us suffer the more subtle sins of the elder brother; more of us are like him than the younger rebel son—I know I am! Come courageously to hear a story that might just be yours.
August 30:“The Prodigal Suite, Part 3—The Loving Father: RUNNING INTO YOUR ARMS”(Luke 15:20b-24)
The word “prodigal” has been badly misinterpreted and misused, but this message will make it clear that the REAL prodigal is the father! And our heavenly Father is even more so a prodigal. Come hear just how loving, engaged, wise, and extravagant is our Father in heaven!
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