Nov 1, 2015
Homes of Honor
Series: Colossians
We’ll go on a journey 2,000 years ago to the town of Colossae to grasp the culture of that time and hear God’s revolutionary, countercultural vision for marriages and families. Come be inspired and challenged about honoring each other in our homes, friendships, workplaces, and societies.
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  • Nov 1, 2015Homes of Honor
    Nov 1, 2015
    Homes of Honor
    Series: Colossians
    We’ll go on a journey 2,000 years ago to the town of Colossae to grasp the culture of that time and hear God’s revolutionary, countercultural vision for marriages and families. Come be inspired and challenged about honoring each other in our homes, friendships, workplaces, and societies.
  • Oct 25, 2015Clothed in Christ
    Oct 25, 2015
    Clothed in Christ
    Series: Colossians
    Last Sunday we explored our identity in Christ from Colossians 3:1-11 as people who have taken off our “old self” (sin nature) like filthy clothing nailed to the cross and put on our “new self” restoring God’s image within us. Now chapter 3 continues with practical teaching how we can put on the “clothing of Christ” to grow more like Christ in everyday life and together as a Christ-centered community.
  • Oct 18, 2015Changed Lives
    Oct 18, 2015
    Changed Lives
    Series: Colossians
    After two chapters defining who Christ is (chapter 1) and who we are in Christ (chapter 2) the Letter to the Colossians casts vision for how God can change lives (chapter 3). Notice the contrasts between focusing on eternal things rather than pursuing earthly stuff, dying to ourselves so God's glory can shine through us, and shedding our self-centered ways of the past compared to growing more like Christ in the present. We'll explore how God can evoke these changes in our lives.
  • Oct 11, 2015Spiritual Roots
    Oct 11, 2015
    Spiritual Roots
    Series: Colossians
    After magnifying the supremacy of Christ over anything the world can offer and defining the sufficiency of Christ for our salvation in chapter 1, the theme transitions to how we can grow deeper spiritual roots in chapter 2. Notice five times we read “in Christ” to clarify who we are in Christ and how we can grow in Christ.
  • Oct 4, 2015Ethnicities Redeemed By Christ
    Oct 4, 2015
    Ethnicities Redeemed By Christ
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    Jesus redefines each of our ethnic identities for his kingdom purposes.  As he shows us the beauty in our ethnicities and heals the brokenness in them, we have unique opportunities to share the gospel in each of our stories.  We will reflect on His invitation to each of us and proclaim Christ’s death and resurrection through Communion together. Sarah Shin, Regional Coordinator for Multiethnicity, New England InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will be our guest preacher this Sunday.
  • Sep 27, 2015The Passionate Pursuit
    Sep 27, 2015
    The Passionate Pursuit
    Series: Colossians
    When we look at Paul’s life of ministry, it’s amazing to see how much the spread of God’s good news meant to him, even when it came at the expense of his own comfort, security, and well-being. In this section of Colossians, we get a picture of why Paul was so passionate about the Gospel, and how we too can become truly passionate about reaching people with the story of salvation in Christ.
  • Sep 13, 2015Colossians: Growing Deeper Spiritual Roots
    Sep 13, 2015
    Colossians: Growing Deeper Spiritual Roots
    Series: Colossians
    Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:1-14
  • Sep 6, 2015Living Sacrifices
    Sep 6, 2015
    Living Sacrifices
    Series: (All)
    Christ sacrificed his life so we can become living sacrifices, saved by God’s mercy, transformed by God’s truth, and serving with God’s gifts to make a difference in the world. We’ll celebrate God’s love, reflect on our lives, and proclaim Christ’s death through Communion together.
  • Aug 30, 2015The Power of Forgiveness
    Aug 30, 2015
    The Power of Forgiveness
    Series: (All)
    Forgiveness is one aspect of our lives which we all desire, yet many of us find it difficult to afford others such opportunity. Jesus charged His listeners to “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). Also, when asked how many times one could forgive the other person, Jesus answered “…Seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:22). We will look at the place of forgiveness in our lives as Christians, by briefly going through some of teachings about forgiveness in the Old and New Testament.
  • Aug 23, 2015Campus Ministry Sunday
    Aug 23, 2015
    Campus Ministry Sunday
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    We’re blessed to have five of the campus ministers among our church community leading worship this Sunday. Elizabeth Booher serves with InterVarsity at Smith College and UMass. Rachel Dean ministers to athletes at Mt. Holyoke and Smith College. Nate Daman and Mary Campbell guide The Navigators ministry at UMass. Alison Raskin serves with FOCUS on prep school campuses around New England.