Discovery is the captivating process of finding something never before seen, of overcoming barriers that prevented entry, or solving what previously was not understood. Religion can seem a bit beyond us, hidden by barriers, and clouded by the unknown. It begs asking the question, have you Discovered Christianity? If you want to know what it is all about then we would love for you to join us for our Discovering Christianity sermon series starting Sunday April 23 at 9:30 AM.
Christianity may be totally new to you and we would love to have you come explore the faith for the first time. For others Christianity is hidden in plain sight. It is all around and familiar but vaguely understood, and this means discovering Christianity involves removing the clutter that has long obscured it. If you already have some knowledge of the faith but want to better comprehend it we would love to have you too.
During this 9 Week sermon series we will walk through the basic storyline of the Bible and study the main events and people of the Christian faith. We will read the Bible, hear a brief teaching, and then discuss it. We will also have small groups in which you can ask any question you want and hear questions that other people have.
Some of the topics we will cover are: Who is God? What’s wrong with the world? What’s my purpose in life? Who was Jesus? Did the resurrection really happen? Is heaven for real?
If you are looking for a way to discover more about the faith or perhaps rediscover your faith we invite you to come. We want to be a warm welcoming church that allows people of all backgrounds and faiths to come learn about Christianity in a safe and loving environment.
We are in week four of our Discovering Christianity series in which we are getting a big picture view of what God is doing in the world. We covered creation, then the fall. Last week we looked at God’s promise to redeem the world through Abraham. God made a promise to bless all the nations of the earth through Abraham’s offspring.
The resurrection is a huge aspect of the Christian faith, and I want to approach it slightly different than normal. I want to see if this is the ultimate leg pulling joke, or if perhaps it validates the whole story of Jesus Christ. If it is a leg pull then no one should ever believe it, and you are a fool if you do believe it. BUT if it is true then that means Jesus is who he said he is and he did what he said he would do, and you are a fool not to believe it.
The glory of God is what we were created to live for. Paul shows it is our purpose, he shows how it makes sense of confusing situations, it keeps us from wrong, it give us liberty and freedom, he leads us to receive from others and yet escape their unfair criticism, it leads us to do great things and leads us to go into areas some people may be scared to go. It leads us in how to best serve our neighbors and see their highest good, which is their salvation.