St John the apostle wrote so that “we might believe” in Jesus. Humanity is in darkness; John says that Jesus was the Light. Especially in today’s world of “fake news” where you can’t be sure what to believe, John says that Jesus was ‘the Word’. God speaking.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Stonebridge!
Pastor Jeff gave us three reasons to think about “Why Christmas?”
In the passage under consideration today, St Paul likens pastoring similar to parenting. And St Paul has concerns about his “spiritual children”. They are drifting from how he thought he had taught them, and now he is trying to challenge them to “come back” to what they should know.
The sermon today is about serving. It is about being a good steward; about stewardship. And that especially for leaders. Of all human beings, Jesus was the one more in a position to be served than anyone, yet he exemplified what “serving” is really all about.
Yes, while Jesus followers are called to build, more critical is on what we build. And the foundation of Jesus Christ is super fundamental.
Think you have it all down pat? All grown up? That’s what the believers in Corinth thought as well. Ooo, it must have be a tough few paragraphs when they read St Paul’s letter.
Hate to break it to you, but you are probably not as wise as you think you are. In this sermon from 1 Corinthians, Pastor Jeff challenges the idea that human beings can really figure out solutions to our individual and collective problems.
If you are a classic electric guitar, you don’t sound like much if you sit in your case, if your strings get old and you are not plugged into the amplifier. Such, as Pastor Jeff put it, is a Jesus follower’s life if the believer is not ‘plugged into’ the power of the Holy Spirit. We cannot live the full, meaningful, useful life that God intends for believers if we remain ‘unplugged’.