God has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:3)
Sunday mornings, April 19 through May 31, join us via Facebook live at 8:15am and 10:30am on Sunday mornings for our sermon series Reimagining Hope.
May 3 - Acts 2:42-47
Hope reimagines community
Beyond Scarcity: Easter transforms community
Everyday life is about loving God and neighbor. We are not competing with each other… love is too much for that. Love does our sense of individualism - Jesus came to bring about the reign or kingdom of God … are we all in this together? How do we pass through this terrible time, in part with (living/changing/evolving) hope that reimagines community beyond individual actions? Jesus came to bring about a kingdom of love… of neighbor…
Saints are those who wake up while in this world instead of waiting for the next one. Richard Rohr, Universal Christ
“The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared everything. They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.”
May 10 - Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
Hope transforms fear.
May 17 - Acts 17:22-31
“Hope foments Dialogue.” Conversations outside the christian camp . . . Paul in Areopagus. How do we pass through this terrible time, in part with (living/changing/ evolving) hope that reimagines dialogue- not as a win-lose mentality- but leaving room for love?
May 24 - Acts 1:1-11
The ascension of the Lord. "Christians do “all that Jesus did and taught” “all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning” Saints are those who wake up while in this world, instead of waiting for the next one."Richard Rhor, The Universal Christ
May 31 - Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost. , Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs - in our own languages - I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.