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02/24

God Still Speaks…Hearing the voice of the Lord in community

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: discernment, hearing, voice

Believing the Holy Spirit still speaks and leads the church, with expectancy we ask, “HOW is God speaking?” This is a very different question than, “IS God speaking?” In Part 2, this series focuses on the gift of community–an Anabaptist faith value and distinctive.  Text: Acts 9:1-12

02/17

Peace, much more than a future idea…taking Jesus’ most difficult words seriously here and now

Speaker: J. Carl Sensenig
Topics: enemies, peacemaker

Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God who gave his life as a sacrifice for our sins. He calls us to receive God’s love and extend God’s love…even to our enemies.  Text: Matthew 5:43-48

02/10

Who Owns My Stuff? Living forward…in everything

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: economic discipleship, money, simplicity, stewardship, worry

Allegiance to Jesus and His Kingdom demands that we think clearly about money and who we are trusting for our daily needs. Rather than worry, Jesus invites us to trust in the good provisions of “our heavenly Father” and to live forward as stewards with deliberate generosity.  Text: Matthew 6:19-34

02/03

Pledging Allegiance…to which kingdom? A two-kingdom perspective

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: allegiance, contrast, Witness

Allegiances in Jesus’ day were as real as we face today–same competing loyalties, just a different empire. While in the midst of mixed allegiances, Jesus asks a profound question. Consider how authentic allegiance must square with daily living.  Text:  Matthew 16:13-20

01/27

Faith…in Christ alone? A faith worth dying for

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: belief, discipleship, eternal life, transformation

How does a person connect with God? Spiritual cleansing and renewal is required. So, in a costly demonstration of unexpected love, God extends cleansing and new life to all through Jesus. This cleansing and new life is by faith alone. A transforming faith which responds in gratitude to God and shows itself in worship and discipleship.                  Text:  John 3:1-21

01/20

The church visible or invisible? A contrast and radical witness

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: contrast, faithful, Witness

What makes a visible witness-visible? The answer may surprise us. Early Anabaptist’s were called “radicals” as result of a faithful and visible witness. In this spiritual identity series #3, consider a key teaching of Jesus which differentiates visibility from invisibility.  Text: Mathew 25:31-46

01/13

How do we read Scripture? A Christ-centered hermeneutic

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Christ preeminent, Faith, fullness, Obedience

As followers of Jesus, we seek to interpret all of Scripture through the life, teaching, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and in faith follow Him as Savior and Lord. Only in following the preeminent Jesus do we discover the fullness of life as God intended.  Text: Colossians 1:15-23

01/06

Says who? The authority of Scripture

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Anabaptist, authority, Scripture

To honor God’s Word is one thing. Inviting the Word to speak with authority to shape everyday life is quite another. In launching this series on Anabaptist identity, we begin with a foundational faith value– the authority of Scripture.  Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-4:5