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On Sunday, April 8, we began a rather philosophical journey- Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Christian writer C.S. Lewis once posed the thought that, when you consider Jesus Christ, you have to decide that He is one of three things: a liar, a lunatic or the Lord. We will spend four weeks considering those three and where we might "come down" on this argument. The weeks of the series look like this:
Sunday, April 8, 2018- C. S. Lewis Vs. Joy Behar (Mark 8:27-30)
Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.
(Isaiah 9:6, John 1:9-14)
Sunday, April 15, 2018- Liar (Mark 2: 3-12)
You can run with a lie but you can't hide from the truth!
(Isaiah 43:25-26, Acts 10:42-43)
Sunday, April 22, 2018- Lunatic (John 10:27-30)
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
(Exodus 3:14, John 15:10-14)
Sunday, April 29, 2018- Lord (John 3:16-21)
Getting to know Jesus Christ is the best thing one can ever do in their lifetime. Don't miss the opportunity.
(Isaiah 7:14 , Matthew 22:34-40)
In 590AD, Pope Gregory defined the 7 Deadly Sins as lust, wrath, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy and pride. At that time, he also included a counter-balancing set of values that we should adopt. They have become known as the 7 Heavenly Virtues. Starting Sunday, May 6, we will be immersing ourselves in these lists in an effort to identify and celebrate our own strengths as well as name areas of our lives that perhaps need more attention. The weeks of the series look like this: Sunday, May 6, 2018 Chastity (Luke 11:33-36)
Purity and abstinence that serve as a counterbalance to lust.
(Psalm 119:9-11, 1John 1:8-9)
Sunday, May 13, 2018 Patience (Mother's Day) (Luke 8:9-15)
Forgiveness and mercy that serve as a counterbalance to wrath.
(Ecclesiastes 7: 8-9, Romans 12:9-13)
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Temperance (Luke 10:25-28)
Humanity and composure that serve as a counterbalance to gluttony.
(Proverbs 25:27-28, 2Peter 1:5-6)
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Charity (Luke 12:32-34)
Benevolence, generosity and sacrifice that serve as a counterbalance to greed.
(Proverbs 19:17, Acts 20:35)
Sunday, June 3, 2018 Diligence (Luke 11:9-11)
Persistence, effort and ethics as a counterbalance to sloth.
(Proverbs 13:4, Galatians 6:9-10)
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Kindness (Luke 6:32-36)
Satisfaction and compassion as a counterbalance to envy.
(Proverbs 11:16-17, Ephesians 4:31-32)
Sunday, June 17, 2018 Humility (Father's Day) (Luke 14:8-11)
Bravery, modesty and reverence as a counterbalance to pride.
(Proverbs 22:4, James 4:6b-7)
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