Pastor Vito finished our series in Romans. When we repay evil for evil, we conform to this world, but when we repay evil with genuine love, even for the unlovable and enemies, God's kingdom breaks in. This genuine love truly transforms lives. May we be the kind of people that doesn't seek revenge, but loves and prays for our enemies.
We finished our Nazarene series remembering that we are a sent people! God is calling all of us to go and proclaim and live out the Good News of Jesus inviting others to join us, participating with God in the redemption of all things!
Just as God sent his Son into the world, and just as the Son sent his Spirit; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit sends the Church, you and I to continue to the ministry of Jesus!
All of creation is groaning as in pains of childbirth. We as Christians are called to steward and care for God's good creation. This is a challenging message as creation care often gets tied up in American politics. In the Church we are called to a different politic - the ways of Jesus! We should be the first ones to be environmentalists.
We are in the middle of preaching a series on Romans from the Church Common Lectionary. During this month of July we are also exploring the three main identity markers of who we are specifically as the Church of the Nazarene: Christian, Holiness, and Missional.
We've begun a new series on the challenging and theologically rich and deep book of Romans. Paul's letter to the Church in Rome is full of Good News and teachings about who God is and what we are called to do as the Church in response to the Mission, Character and Love of God in Jesus Christ!