Conversation 8: Jesus and #Hashtags 2
March 3, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
Jesus and #Hastags 2 is the last Sunday conversation in the Ripples series that addresses topics such as #metoo, #churchtoo, and #wecandobetter. Pastor Monty started this conversation with a quote from a post this week from author Sarah Bessey, who said, “Patriarchy is not God’s dream for humanity.” This leads to the question, what is God’s intended purpose for us? To hear the answer to this question, listen to conversation 8, Jesus and #Hastags 2.
Conversation 5: The Fifth Gospel
February 17, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
Conversation five is about the Fifth Gospel, the story we tell with our lives. Pastor Monty said, “Most people will never read Matt, Mark, Luke, or John, but will understand the Gospel because of how you live it out.” It is the story of Jesus in our lives that He will use to bless the world and cultivate the kingdom of God. To hear more, listen to conversation five, the Fifth Gospel.
Conversation 4: Jesus & Hashtags Part 1
February 3, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
Jesus & #hashtags Part 1 is the fourth Sunday conversation in the Vision 2019 series. The inspiration for this message comes from some of the hashtags we have seen in culture that divide us. The question for us to consider is whether God is pleased with how we are loving our neighbors? In this message, Pastor Monty interviews two members of our congregation to help us navigate this discussion on race relations and reconciliation, and how we can lean forward to heal the brokeness when we exclude others. To hear more, listen to conversation four, Jesus & #hashtags Part 1.
Conversation 3: Unfixed Beauty
January 27, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
Unfixed Beauty is the third conversation in the Ripples series is it is a story that we enter that is a bit messy. Life is a mess at times, and God can use this “unfixedness” to draw us closer to Him. In this message, Pastor Monty walks us through the messy story of Zacchaeus where Jesus brings a healing to substantially deeper to wounds than what you may observe in a casual reading. The Lord desires to do this for us as well and to hear more, listen to conversation three, Unfixed Beauty.
Conversation 2: Love Does Not Need To Justify Itself
January 20, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
Love Does Not Need To Justify Itself is the second Sunday conversation in the Vision 2019 series. The premise behind this series is how God can send ripples of hope through us when we live out the Lord’s kingdom is done here on earth, like it is in heaven. Pastor Monty said, there are two questions we need to ask determine how the Lord wants to use us, and when those questions are answered, we move toward true mission that flows from the context of His love. To hear more, listen to conversation two, Love Does Not Need To Justify Itself.
Conversation 1: On Earth As In Heaven
January 13, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
On Earth As In Heaven is first Sunday conversation in the new series where Pastor Monty reflects upon the 2018 impact of SVA Church locally and globally, then transitions to our Vision Focus for 2019. The analogy that he used to describe this impact for the new year was “ripples” on a body of water as the proof that something is at work because it “has broken the surface tension.” Our goals for 2019 are like this, where we are called to move and work together to create ripples within our community and beyond. To hear more, listen to conversation one: On Earth As In Heaven.