Church Membership: A Discussion
Our Adult Sunday School class, led by Elder Ken Morris, discusses church membership. Week 8 – Review of the Membership Vows Week 7 – Membership Question 5, “Do you submit yourself to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?” Week 5 – Membership Question 4, […]
Adult Sunday School: The Gospel of John
Robert Crosby is leading our Adult Sunday School in a study of the Gospel of John. Here are the audio recordings: Session 15: Session 14: Session 13: Session 12: Session 11: Session 10: Session 9: Session 8: Session 7: Session […]
What does it mean to be “in Christ”?
Ken Morris leads our adult Sunday School is a teaching about what it means to be “in Christ”. Here’s the recording:
Engaging with God: How do we worship?
How do we take the basic biblical principles of worship and work them out in a worship service? What distinguishes the form from the elements from the accidents of worship? How do we approach each of these biblically? Class Notes
Engaging with God: What is Worship?
Worship |ˈwərSHəp| show reverence and adoration for (a deity) treat (someone or something) with the reverence and adoration appropriate to a deity take part in a religious ceremony Defining worship is somewhat akin to nailing jello to a tree – easy to do and yet hard to truly get a hold of. Any definition must […]
Living Upside Down
When we know the grace of God crashing over us in Jesus Christ, we experience a culture shock. The gospel brings us face-to-face with who we really are: sinners who don’t deserve God’s love. Yet at same time we discover that God loved us enough to become human and die for us. All of sudden […]
Living a Magnetic Life
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!” Isaiah 40:9 Isaiah 40 begins with God’s call: Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Isaiah spends […]
Our Thoughts of God are Too Human
Our Thoughts of God are Too Human: Beholding our God How can I trust? How can I believe I matter? I was confronted by these questions recently in the form of a good friend, one who has gone through traumatic events. They got me thinking because we all struggle with these questions at some level. […]
Contrasting Views of Home
I’ve been caught in the crossfire between two contrasting views of Lewiston-Auburn. As I reflect on the two pictures of our community, both show God’s hand at work. On the one hand, there are the great struggles and needs of the community and of the church, It can be easy to see the dirt, the […]