Sermons on Participation
Acts 2:47; 1 Corinthians 3:4-9 — God partners with us for the growth of His Church; we “tend the garden” and God causes the growth.
Ephesians 2, Romans 1 — God created humanity with purpose: to reveal the image of God and to love in the world as God loves.
Galatians 6 — Paul challenges believers with practical steps to live life in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5 — God has given us the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to help us live in the freedom of following God.
John 21 — Jesus comes to the disciples, Peter, and us with an invitation to forgiveness and to continue working with him in the world.
John 17 – Jesus prays for us to participate in the mission of making Christ known (glory) in the world.
Jeremiah 29:1-4 — Though we may have experienced loss, God has not turned away from us, but comes to us with purpose.
Isaiah 43.15-21 — God is (still) on the move for the sake of the world; are you paying attention?
Matthew 5:5 — If we serve God and others we will experience the blessing of participating in God’s restoration of humanity and Creation.
Revelation 21; 1 Cor. 15 — A look at the here-and-now implications of our future restoration by God: being and bearing first fruits in the world.