On this resurrection Sunday, we look at the grip death has on this world, and how Christ has set us free from that grip, giving us hope in resurrection. We have good news to share, Christ is risen!
All of the messages from our 7 last words of Christ service in combination with Southeast Church of the Nazarene and Mid-City Church of the Nazarene are available online on Southeast’s website! Click the link below to hear Justina Kimball, Jon Seligman, and more offer wonderful reflections! http://www.southeastnazsd.org/sermons/approach-to-easter-2019/
We find that Jesus has humbled himself, given it all up to die and show us the way to resurrection. What does it mean for us to fall into the rhythm of God in this world? We talk about how we often try to make temporal things eternal, and our calling is to allow them…
Paul tells us that despite being the epitome of an honorable person, a good Jew, he “counts it all as loss” because of Christ. What does it mean to count it all as loss? We find that only in giving up our accomplishments do they have any value at all.
What does it mean that we “no longer see anyone from a human point of view”? We look at how we learn to see the new work of God in one another, even if it hasn’t started yet.
Paul brings our focus to “pleasing God.” Sin is still an issue for Christians, but God always gives us a path out of it.
Paul calls upon the Philippian church to imitate him, to live like he lives. We look at what it means to live as disciples who mimic, not students who fill our head with information.
“If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We hear and dwell upon this good news
Paul tells the church in Corinth that they, themselves, are a letter from God with the image of Christ, written in the ink of the Spirit. What does it mean to be a living testimony as a church?
Craig shares a homily on this Ash Wednesday, kicking off the season of Lent where we practice dying.