New Year's "WE RESOLVE" Sermon Series
"For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." – 1 Corinthians 2:2
LAST YEAR WAS CRAZY, unsettling. 2017 was filled with political unrest, racial discord, natural disasters and culture shifts. All of this change, disagreement and tragedy has polarized our world and the Church. Our opinions and causes have sent us to our corners, and many of us came out fighting in the ring of what we thought was right.
BUT IT'S A NEW YEAR and with a new year comes a new start. New perspective. New resolutions. New opportunities for following Jesus. New opportunites for conversations about Jesus ... and He doesn't change. His Word doesn't shift with the culture. And based on His Word, we hold to four core values that guide our interactions — as disciples of Jesus — interactions within our church body and with the community around us:
- God's Truth Over our Opinion
- God's People Over our Programs
- God's Healing Over our Hiding
- God's Mission Over our Comfort
These values continually call us back to center, bring our focus back to Jesus in the midst of all the crazy, uncomfortable, culture-shifting circumstances that will continue to swirl around us in 2018.
Our intention is not to fight the culture, but to invite the culture into conversations. Our final authority is not a blog post or a Facebook page. It's God's Word. It might not give you the answer you want or that you're looking for, but it will always provide a starting point first for how we live our lives and direction for difficult conversations.
We invite you to join us starting Sunday, January 7, for a five-week series called, "We Resolve."