In this second Sunday of Advent sermon, Bob talks about how Christ prepared himself for a life on planet Earth: how he emptied himself of his divinity and was born among us and lived among us in linear time as a man.
This sermon is available on the WCOC Podcast channel. Click on the following link to access the soundcloud web site and enjoy this delightful sermon.
What if, what if…
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If you Didn’t Make it to Class…
If you missed bible class the last couple of Sundays, you missed an opportunity to view a terrific series of videos by Andy Stanley called “Tough as Nails”.
Another Chance to See Andy Stanley
But do not worry brothers and sisters, we are providing the links to Andy’s “Your Move” web site below so you can get caught up on the lessons in this series. So far we have viewed Episode 1 and 2 at the church, the conclusive episode 3 will be viewed this coming Sunday 13th at the 9:30 bible class in the Fellowship room. Hope to see you there.
Tough as Nails – Episode 1 – In the beginning
Tough as Nails – Episode 2 – Fix your Eyes
Tough as Nails – Episode 3 – Once upon a time
These are excellent and very thought provoking sermons and we recommend you watch these three videos. You will also find postings of these on YouTube and Vimeo so you can watch on your Apple TV or other streaming devices.
Get the App
You can also download Andy’s free App on your smart phone and watch the videos anywhere on your mobile devices. Search for “Your Move” in the app store.
In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about the various reasons we might have for coming to church. And as it turns out, while most of them are good reasons, a few are not so good.
The following links takes you to a podcast that captures this sermon for your listening pleasure. You can enjoy podcasts on your iPhone and Android devices too. Simply open your Podcast app and search for WCOC or Bob Kolodner and your app should find the Warrenton Church of Christ Podcast channel. You can subscribe to this channel to receive all the latest WCOC Podcast audio content as it’s posted to the soundcloud.com and iTunes site.
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Podcast – Why am I here?
In this weeks very personal and poignant sermon, Bob asks how safe we feel as Christians to share our problems, our weaknesses and our struggles with our Christian brothers and sisters.
You can download the Podcast here and on the Sermons page of this website. You can also subscribe to the weekly sermon podcasts using the Podcast app on your mobile devices such as iOS or Android. Just open your Podcast app and search for WCOC or Bob Kolodner to find our podcast channel.
Have a blessed week everyone.
In this week’s sermon, Bob explores the great love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13 (reprinted below for your convenience), with a starting detour through 1 John 3.
1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poorand give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Announcing the WCOC Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud
This week we launched the WCOC Warrenton Podcast, a way to post audio-only media to iTunes. This makes the content available for download to your computer, tablet or mobile devices such as iPhone and Android. Basically, if you have iTunes, you have complete access to the WCOC Podcast.
In addition to being able to watch the Sunday sermons on YouTube, you can now enjoy the word anywhere, anytime. So, if you’re stuck on the I-66, then tune in to the WCOC Podcast and choose from what will be a growing list of sermons, and eventually other content too, to help you in your daily walk.
You can also subscribe to the WCOC Podcast to receive new postings automatically to your computer or mobile device. Once you’ve listen, it will delete itself, so it doesn’t clutter up your storage space.
To learn more about how to find and subscribe to the WCOC Podcast in iTunes, click here or go the the Media menu on the church home page.
Brothers and Sisters, we are honored and delighted to introduce our newest shepherd, Brother Eddie Perez.
After months of prayer, deliberation and painstaking interviews, we are proud to introduce our newest shepherd, our dear brother Eddie Perez. Eddie has agreed to serve as Elder to our family, and it is a privilage to make this announcement and to welcome Eddie as an integral part of our church leadership.
Seen here with his wife Shelly, they have already given many years of service to this church family and have been a spiritual support and inspiration to many of the members with their strong faith and heart-warming sincerity.
The weight of this role is not lost on any member of this church. We therefore thank you for making this solemn commitment to serve our family in this way and to join our Elders in this awesome, challenging and deeply selfless task.
We shall be keeping Eddie and Shelly in our prayers as they adapt to Eddie’s new and important role in this church. God bless you both.
This Wednesday at 7:00 PM – be in the Fellowship hall to learn how to make mats for the homeless – out of used grocery bags.
Yes that’s right; that mat Bob is holding is actually made from dozens of cleverly woven used grocery bags. No kidding.
So go to that drawer you have in the kitchen that is positively bursting with used grocery bags, and gather them up, along with your scissors, cutting wheels or whatever you’ve got and come on down. You’ll have fun learning how to make a mat that will protect a homeless person from the the harsh, cold ground this winter. As Bob says, we may not be able to do everything for the homeless, but we can do something – and this is certainly something.
See you there Brothers and Sisters.
In this week’s message, Bob continues his journey through the book of Corinthians and explores the purpose of the different gifts that God has given each of us. They may not be the gifts we want, but they are the gifts God needs us to have at this time, for sone reason. All we need to do is find ways to serve with the gifts we have.
In Corinthians 1, chapter 12 we find that Paul has much wisdom to share with the members of the church at corinth. We have copied chapter 12 here in it’s entireity for your convenience. Bob recommends we all read this scripture.
Concerning Spiritual Gifts
12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
As we go forward, it is our hope and prayer that your children will be able to share in front of the congregation at the end of this quarter what they have learned in class. Therefore, we are asking you, the parent, to help in that endeavor.
You ask: What can I do to help?
Tack this on the refrigerator and when you think about it, help us reinforce the following during this coming week.