Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Morning Second Service • February 11, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"This chapter is a continuation on Paul's theme of loving one another. We owe love--a continuing, unpayable debt--to everyone always. In chapter 14, we learn that true love is patient and tolerant with those whose views are different. I am not talking about tolerating lies about Jesus; I am talking about being tolerant of differing levels of faith and maturity. This chapter is about letting God change you while recognizing that God doesn't need you to change anyone else."
Sunday Morning First Service • February 4, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Think about getting up in the morning, taking a shower, and then putting on the filthiest clothes you can find. None of us would do that, would we? No. Instead, we are to put on the Lord Jesus! Just as we put on clothing to be seen by the people we come into contact with, Paul says we are to put on Jesus so that, when people look at us, they see Jesus."
Sunday Morning First Service • January 28, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Love is the only thing on earth more powerful than evil. Change in our world depends on the ability of Christians to love others the way Jesus loves us! Politics won't change hearts, arms treaties won't do it, protest marches and boycotts won't do it! If we would just follow Jesus' example of love, our world would be dramatically transformed! People would be getting saved faster than we could build churches to house them."
Sunday Morning Third Service • January 21, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"In Paul's time, there were zealous Jews who thought themselves above the law. Even more than that, they held that submitting to Rome was an act of treason against Israel and against God. In this passage, Paul is warning people from Jewish backgrounds (and the rest of us as well) that everyone means everyone."
Sunday Morning First Service • January 14, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Sincere love shows no favorites. Sincere love harbors no prejudices. Sincere love is a love that equalizes people because the man or woman who sincerely loves God cannot be conceited, thinking themselves better than someone else."
Sunday Morning First Service • January 7, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"There are things the world cannot understand let alone accomplish. These are things that even Christians cannot accomplish on their own no matter how hard we try! Your mind must be made new. Your thoughts, your behavior transformed. Even then you must be filled with the Holy Spirit day-by-day and minute-by-minute."
Sunday Morning Second Service • December 17, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh
"What Paul does as we begin this study is to show us what God's perfect will looks like for individuals and for the body of Christ in general. This is the list of how-to's or what-to's that so many of us long for! We can use all of this when we leave here today."
Sunday Morning First Service • December 3, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh
"If you are a Christian, this study sets the table for your life to be completely and radically changed! These things are so simple, so straightforward, so reasonable, that if you listen and let God speak to your heart, life will begin to make sense."
Sunday Morning First Service • November 26, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh
"The case Paul is making here is a fairly simple one: Israel will be restored as the center of God's plan for mankind. Israel will again be the judgement seat, with Jesus sitting on it! God is not done with Israel as some suggest; Paul is maintaining the clear distinction between Israel and the church. Their promises are separate and distinct, one from another, and it is impossible for the church to ever replace Israel in God's promises. Nothing ever changes in God's plan of salvation."
Sunday Morning Second Service • November 19, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh
"Do people see your life in Christ and become jealous? I hope so. You see, if people see the joy of the Lord, if they see His peace, if they see you handling trials and painful circumstances by faith in the True God, they will be moved to ask you about the source of your joy! 'Its Jesus,' you tell them."