Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Our study group on Wednesday morning pondered this quote from William Barclay, “God is love; sin is therefore a crime, not against law, but against love. It is possible to make atonement for a broken law, but it is impossible to make atonement for a broken heart; and sin is not so much breaking God’s law as it is breaking God’s heart.” We thought this put a new perspective on sin. What do you think?
Lent has arrived and Wednesday wisdom is back on-line. We’ve begun a study on the book of Ephesians and want to share weekly excerpts from our Wed. am study group for those with schedules that don’t allow them to be here. The letter of Paul to the Ephesians celebrates the life of the church, established by God’s eternal purpose through the work of Jesus Christ. Reconciliation through the death and resurrection of Christ has broken the power of evil. Since Christ was God’s instrument of God’s reconciliation, God’s church (the body of Christ) is now the instrument of God’s reconciliation. Today’s lead question was “How are you (a member of the body of Christ) an instrument of God’s reconciliation?”
There is a good bit of winter left, and still little hands that need warmth. This month, let’s fill the Elementary building’s mitten tree for Nurse Kay and our friends at school. Bring your offering to worship any Sunday in February. [Sunday school students: you are awesome!]
May 2015 bring Christ’s blessings of joy, peace, and hope to our members, visitors, friends, fans.
The church calendar for January is posted.
(click on tab, above, to view & print!)
Worship schedule returns to 8:30 and 10:30 am January 4, 2015 with special guests serving coffee (not telling-you’ll have to come & see!)
Sunday School resumes January 11, 2015 at 9:30 am
(visitors & newcomers expected!)
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