In the month of January Pastor Scott gave the following sermons:
On January 6th, the scripture lessons were Jeremiah 37:7-14 and John 1:1-18. The sermon was titled “The Beginning”. In this sermon we examined how, in Jesus, we have a new beginning; a “do-over” if you will. In sending Jesus into the world to die for our sins, God wiped the slate clean and gave us another chance. New beginnings can be intimidating or they can be exciting; it’s up to us and how we choose to respond to such a new beginning. It is hoped that we will embrace the new beginning we have in Christ and the new year that lays before us as exciting and hopeful!
On January 13th our Old Testament lesson was Isaiah 43:1-7 and our Gospel lesson was from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. In a sermon titled “Valuable in God’s Eyes” we learned that we are precious and valuable in God’s eyes. As a result may we see ourselves as God’s beloved children!
On January 20th our sermon was “Did You Get Any Good Gifts?” This was based on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11. In this sermon it was shown that the Holy Spirit gives each of us particular gifts that are to be used in service to the Body of Christ which is the Church. In response to this we are encouraged and urged to use our gifts.
On January 27th the Epistle lesson for the sermon “We Need Each Other” was from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a and the Gospel lesson was Luke 4:14-21. In this sermon it was affirmed that in our church, we need each other! None of us can be a church or THE Church alone! In response to this realization, we seek to collaborate, to work together and to treat everyone equally and as important to our continued existence.