The Trinity is an accepted and integral part of the Christian faith. While not mentioned by name, it is supported and pointed to throughout scripture. Beyond that, the Trinity brings distinct benefits for the believer. John 16:12-15 ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.When the Spirit of [...]
The experience of Pentecost shows the church receiving some things at its birth that it continues to need today. The Holy Spirit gives the church power, unity and eloquence. Despite its imperfections, the church can claim those things now as well. Acts 2:1-21 The Coming of the Holy Spirit When the day of Pentecost had [...]
The first-century faithful were diverse religiously, ethnically and culturally, but they found unity believing in a suffering Messiah through whom God dwelt in their midst, who on their behalf brought that suffering home to God. Our unity is also found in the suffering Messiah, whom we share with all branches of our faith. John 17:20-26
As Jesus prepares his disciples for his death and resurrection, his glorification, he gives them a new commandment: to love one another as he loved them. This new commandment should be the normal mark of every Christian today. John 13:31-35 The New Commandment When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of [...]
7-time Dove award nominee Shaun Groves was our special musician and speaker last Sunday at the traditional service and the Connection. We invite you to listen to his message about Compassion International, and also enjoy some very special music.
In the love of Christ, we are never alone. John 10:22-30 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you [...]
The fact that Jesus has been raised means that love, peace and forgiveness are the ultimate future of the world. The gift of the Holy Spirit to the church empowers us to carry on Christ’s mission in the world. John 20:19-23 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and [...]
The Resurrection is not a celebration of a past event; it is a fact of today. The Resurrection Is Today! Acts 10:34-43 Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he [...]
We hope you will be blessed by the special Easter music from Palm Sunday. Thank you so much to Tommy Steadman and the FUMC Choir and Orchestra for their beautiful offering to God.