At the heart of the Presbyterian and Reformed Tradition is the theology of God’s covenant with Abraham and its fulfillment in Christ. The covenant is far more than a promise, it is a beacon for God’s people through time. Today, we focused on the great story of the covenant in Genesis 17.
“Remember your baptism – and be thankful.” You hear these words every week, and yet sometimes we wonder why we make so much of this (for many of us) long-ago event. Baptism is how Christians receive their ultimate identity. Saying that we are baptized is like saying we were given a name by our parents – […]
Today commemorates the Transfiguration – the experience the disciples had with Jesus on the mountain top when he appeared with the Moses and Elijah. What did this eye-popping event mean then… and now? Scriptures for this week include 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9.
How do you feel when you witness injustice? If it is happening in front of you? If it is something you see on TV? If it is something that the government is doing? What is our obligation as Christians? As Jesus begins his ministry, he encounters a man possessed by an unclean spirit. At Sunday’s service, we found out […]
What do you see when you look at another person? An obstacle? An annoyance? When God sent Jonah to the Ninevites, Jonah never bothered to care about the people. What is our call from God to others? Jonah 3:1-4:1, Psalm 62:5-12, Mark 1:14-20.
How many times have you been told how important this is? How many times has it been made clear what you should share? This Sunday, we will think about what we share when we share our faith. We don’t need to be doctors of doctrine, or paragons of morality. We just need to tell our story, and […]
As much as some Christians talk about the Second Coming of Christ, it sounds like they are expecting a combination party, fancy dinner and awards ceremony. If they are, they have been watch too much “Christian” TV and not reading the Bible! As part of our First Advent/Second Advent series, we will look this Sunday […]
How many times have we thought about it – there are so many more needs than it seems we have resources? Your mailbox is full of solicitations from charities, the TV is filled with heart-tugging pictures of big-eyed sick children, limping veterans, and mistreated puppies and kittens. Every internet search is accompanied by ads for […]
The sermon, The Patient Embrace will ask us to think together about what God’s timeline means for human life. Scriptures will be Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85, Mark 1:1-8 and 2Peter 3:8-15a. http://newhanoverpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/10_Dec_09.57.07.m4a
This week, our service included music food and fellowship all in one amazing service. The service included communion which we was receive around the tables – as the early church did. Robert will begin an Advent series of sermons looking at the significance of the second coming of Christ – as Jesus himself saw it. […]
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