I had opportunity the last two weeks to study and share God’s word with our morning services – it was a little different for me because I preaching sermons in Pastor Stephen’s Romans series. But I had a lot of fun thinking about how to interpret and apply sermons on “persecution” and “weeping with those who weep“.  – I want to share those messages with my blog readers:

RENEWED to Care – Pastor Samuel – Romans 12:14 – March 3, 2012

By now Romans has been pretty clear about what it means to follow Jesus. We’re spent a lot of time looking at specifics of how to RENEW your mind – discerning God’s good, acceptable perfect will. (See Romans 12.1-13 if you’re a bit rusty on what that means.)  Today’s topic boils down to one simple question: “What does it take to stop you?”  Do you really believe that God is trustworthy for future blessing and that nothing can separate us from his love? What does it take to stop you from acting on that belief?  LISTEN HERE

 

RENEWED to Show Compassion – Pastor Samuel Sutter – Romans 12:15 – March 11, 2012

It’s like watching a car accident. We can’t help but watch, with a morbid curiosity, people who are in trouble.  We are skilled at following the stories of people who’s lives are careening our of control and yet we are less skilled at caring about them. Jesus and Paul shout to us “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”   Being RENEWed means that we can no longer be passive observers of the pain and joys of others. We must learn be compassionate towards people.  LISTEN HERE