Friday, March 17, 2006

Sunday's Messages

It's Friday, so I'll be brief, but I wanted to give you a head's up on Sunday's messages...

Sunday morning we will be talking about 'How To Do Church.' In our consumer culture, most people see church as a show for entertainment, or a buffet for fulfillment, or even a land fill for getting rid of unwanted parts of life. That isn't how the Bible describes church, and that isn't what we need church to be. We will look at Hebrews 10:24-25 and learn the proper way to do church. When church is what church should be, then church will be a tool to enrich and change our lives, and of course, to honor God.

Sunday evening, we will continue our walk through the last chapters of Romans. This week we come to Romans 13:1-7. This is one of the most interesting passages in this part of Romans. We will try to briefly identify the Scripture answer to these six questions as we walk through the seven verses:
  • Should you obey the laws?
  • How should you respond to an ungodly law?
  • Is the death penalty biblical?
  • Should our government wage war?
  • Should you pay your taxes?
  • Can we criticize our governmental leaders?

I know that sounds like a lot to cover, and we may skip one of the questions, but this passage gives a pretty succinct answer to each one, and we'll see that this Sunday evening.

I still haven't gotten caught up on putting audio's on the website or on the podcast, but hopefully by next Tuesday it will all be done and caught up from at least January 1 through this Sunday.

Pastor Noel