WINTER SERMON SERIES
Believe It……..or Not
Sunday, January 10 – February 28
What is the central core of doctrine which we believe and stand upon? We often recite the “Apostles’ Creed” but do we really know what we are saying? This ancient creed, which was written around AD 150, encapsulates the essential components of our faith. It IS our theological foundation.
Beginning Sunday, January 10 we will work our way through the sections of this important creed. We will take a close look at these “non-negotiable” beliefs and seek to show how the lyrics of many of our beloved hymns align with them. We can say it “by heart,” but do we really believe it? The choice is ours: Believe it….or Not.
Sunday, January 10…… “Believing is Seeing” John 20
Sunday, January 17…… “Is Anyone Out There??” Psalm 90 & Genesis 1
Sunday, January 24 …… “There’s Something about that Name” Philippians 2
Sunday, January 31 …… “The Price is Right” Romans 5
Sunday, February 7…… Holy Communion
Sunday, February 14….. “Up, Up & Away!!” Ephesians 1 & Acts 1
Sunday, February 21 ….. “Do you Believe in Ghosts??” John 14 & Acts 1
Sunday, February 28…… “Have you been to CHURCH Lately?” 1 Corinthians 12
Well, it is Monday, March 23, and we yet find ourselves in the midst of a situation where we don’t know where we are going. We are all hanging on and hoping and praying that this will go away. Did I say “hanging on?”….maybe that is our problem. We need to let our Lord hang on to us during this time. In John 14: 27…..Jesus tells us:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.
The world cannot give you peace and it cannot take away your peace. Did you hear that???? God is doing two things among us:
- He is causing everyone who is trusting in the “gods” of this world to be shaken and to have to look up to Him. It hurts initially, but He loves us too much to just let us go.
- He is pulling us all closer to Himself and to each other during this time. Paul said….”when I am weak, then I am strong.” We are all having to take our eyes off of our own strength and “turn our eyes upon Jesus,” and when we do….we are strong in Him!
So, God IS in control…….we will make it……the sun will come out tomorrow…..the best is yet to be!!! Trust in him, rest in him, believe in him and, when it is all over, don’t forget who brought you through!