Just returning from a week long conference about visual communication, Pastor Phil reflects on Psalm 19 and John 8 and the role of visuals in faith and the life of faith.
Our VBS this year is titled "To Mars and Beyond" and uses Ephesians 3:20 to talk about a God who does beyond anything we can imagine. This message thinks about that theme as shown in Genesis and in the incarnation of Christ, along with the five stories that are used through the week.
Rev. Rudy Schneider is our guest preacher as pastor is away at a conference.
The call to be the light of the world, a city on a hill is given to us as Christians. This calls for us to be actively involved with the work of the Holy Spirit who is transforming us from one degree of glory to another. We all have progress to make so that we show up at our best.
Jesus talks about the church as the light of the world, a city set on a hill. This image has a heritage in our national history as various American leaders have called on us to be our best as a nation so that other nations celebrate our values.
On John the Baptist Sunday, we think about how John and Jesus were different yet the same, and how we are different in our expression of the work of God in the world. The more different kinds of people in the mission, the more we learn and the more we can reach.