Month: July 2016

1 Corinthians – Part I – Becoming the Family of God

ScreenShot_001In an exciting new series of sermons, our most learned teacher and beloved minister Bob Kolodner embarks on a journey through the book of 1 Corinthians.  When planning this series, Bob and Chris chose this book because it underlines some the most pressing challenges faced by the early Christian churches; and also reflects on the challenges still faced in today’s Christian church.  By studying an early church that scholars agree was one of the more “messed up” churches of that time, we can learn much from Paul about what a church should be, and how to be a family after God’s own heart; something that he so clearly and so wholeheartedly wanted for the people of Corinth.

This is a particularly exciting series because it offers each of us an opportunity to really study this book in depth. For the next few weeks, we get to benefit from Bob’s vast biblical knowledge and see the book of 1 Corinthians in a way that many of us have not the time, or perhaps even, the skill to do by ourselves.

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Walker Totes

photo 1The Ladies’ ministry would like to announce a new and delightful project idea to help our community; Walker Totes.

Walker whats?

Yes folks, you saw it here first, a Tote specially made for attachment to a walker.  What a wonderful idea.  Imagine needing a walker to get around.  Now consider how you would carry a purse of backpack if you were unsteady on your feet. It would be a nuisance at best and a danger at worst as it shifted its weight on your body.

With a walker Tote however, you have the perfect place to carry your Dr. Pepper, purse or car keys?  It fits to the bars on a walker, held in place with Velcro and provides a safe and convenient place to keep those important smaller items that you need at hand.

photo 2So on Tuesday August 16th, from 7 – 9 PM, you are invited to join the Ladies Service Night and help make Walker Totes.

Don’t worry if you’re not a seamstress, there are many other ways you can help in the making of these special Totes.  So please, join in the fun and come help with this wonderful project.  The walkers will be given to a local nursing home.

 

Sabbath Rest – Part 3

Screenshot 2016-07-24 14.59.44In this week’s sermon, Bob concludes his series concerning the importance of the 4th commandment “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”.

Important Announcement

One important note from this week’s sermon is that next week, Bob embarks on a series of sermons focusing on 1 Corinthians.  So Bob strongly suggests we all start reading this book to help our understanding of the sermons.  This will be an exciting opportunity to really get deep understanding of this scripture as we all did when Bob preached an exceptional series of sermons from the book of Acts last year.

Click here to study 1 Corinthians on BibleGateway.com

We hope to capture the entire series on video as this will undoubtedly make an excellent study guide.  In fact you can capture a couple of the later book of Acts sermons by visiting the Sermons page and scrolling to the bottom.

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Sabbath Rest – Part 2

Screenshot 2016-07-17 13.59.53In the wake of a successful VBS (hence Bob’s wonderful attire) this week’s sermon see’s Bob returning to his theme of keeping the Sabbath – as commanded in Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”; the fourth commandment from God.

As the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with their questions, Bob explores the laws that man had built up around this commandment.  He then shows us how Jesus clarifies what it really means to keep the Sabbath holy; words we should all live by – always.

The full commandment in the NIV reads:

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

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David – a Man after God’s own Heart

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In this week’s scripture-rich sermon, David, a Man after God’s own Heart, Bob reads from 1 Samuel and explores many of the details leading up to the events that displaced Saul and brought David, a humble shepherd  to the forefront of biblical events.

This sermon leads us perfectly into VBS week, which of course is entirely based upon the events of David and Goliath and how David came to be so cherished by God.

And so, against a beautifully constructed VBS backdrop (awesome job Ladies – and those rocks are particularly realaistic); Bob asks, how do we know that it was David who was a man after God’s own heart?  And where in scripture do we encounter this?

To find the answers to this and many other questions from 1 Samuel, watch and enjoy this week’s video sermon.

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