“Faith and Wholeness” series
October will be a series on faith and wholeness. If we are saved by faith alone, as Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:8, then we should know a little more about that faith. And so, John Wesley would pose the question, “What faith is it through that we are saved?” (Salvation by Faith sermon). I want to explore the answers. What faith is it that makes us well? Is “a little faith” enough? Is patience really a virtue? What does it mean to be persistent in our faith? And what does it mean for the church to live by this faith? I am hopeful that this series will take us into Fall and prepare us for Advent And, I think we will find that faith and G-d’s grace not only leads to redemption, but also to wholeness in our life today.
October 2, 2022
Message: “Mustard Seeds and Mulberry Trees”
Focus Scriptures: Luke 17:5-6, 2 Timothy 1:5-7:11-14
Thread: We cry out, “Increase our faith!”, but our little faith is already sufficient. Sufficient for our trials today and for that which will come.
October 9, 2022
Message: “The Keurig Machine”
Focus Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Thread: The Keurig Machine has perfected the art of good coffee now. We don’t have to search for a Starbucks or even the local coffee shop. It is the perfect machine for the impatient. How patient are we in our faith? Probably not patient enough, so we need to talk. The pastor needs this sermon more than most and it has been amazingly hard to write.
October 16, 2022
Message: “A Persistent Faith”
Focus Scriptures: Luke 18:1-8; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Ephesians 2:8-9.
Thread: So far, in our “Faith and Wholeness” series, we have talked about how a little faith can be a mighty faith. Last Sunday was about how we are to be patient in our faith. And now, we will explore what it means to be persistent in our faith. The Apostle’s Creed will form part of our worship today.
October 22, 2022
Pastor Ron Welborn will preach
October 30, 2022
Last of “Faith and Wholeness” series
Tomorrow is All Hallows Eve (Trunk or Treat)
Next Sunday is All Saints Sunday
Message: “The Watch Post”
Thread: A faith that leads to wholeness is a persevering faith. An enduring faith that continues beyond the point of persistence.