This Sunday we begin our new series “Made for More” as we study the letter that Paul wrote to the Corinthian church around 55 AD. Paul begins this letter as he does many of his letters with encouraging reminders to the church of who we are in Christ. The church in Corinth was far from perfect and Paul will address many concerns and issues in this letter, but this is not just a letter about setting them straight. This is a letter that reminds each of us of our identity, our opportunity and our calling to be the church. It is a letter that reminds us we were “Made for More.”
A True Identity
September 9, 2018
September 9, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick • 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
A Disciplined Approach
October 21, 2018 • October 21, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick
“The goal of discipline is restoration, and in that we see grace. We see it too, even when it excludes, because it’s protecting us from danger when our spirit has grown stubborn. But we see grace most clearly in the body of Christ broken for us and in the blood of Christ shed for us – not only to wake us up or protect us, but ultimately to save us and change us because we can’t do that for ourselves. There’s grace in discipline in every way.” Stephen T. Um
By Whose Authority?
October 14, 2018 • October 14, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick
As we come to chapter four, Paul is dealing with the importance of spiritual leadership. He addresses a complicated relationship that he has with the Church in Corinth as their spiritual mentor. Paul is not afraid to address the difficult truths that they need to hear, but he speaks to them in love. He comes with authority – an authority that is laced with gentleness and compassion.
Building a Community
October 7, 2018 • October 7, 2018 • Pastor Dave Dick
Paul has reminded the Church of the true wisdom that comes from God. This week we are reminded as the Church of our identity in Christ and how that identity should shape every aspect of our Christian ministry, a ministry that we accomplish together. Join us for worship Sunday as we celebrate Holy Communion together.