We look at Ephesians 4:32 and the call to follow Christ in forgiveness.
We think about our creation in the image of the creator and the calling this gives us to be creators in the world who creatively solve problems. Much of our experience in the world is aimed at making us consumers; there is an entire industry devoted to getting us to buy things. Jesus reminds us that our life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions. We find our fulfillment in participating with the Creator to create blessing.
We look at Lamentations 3 where the prophet Jeremiah talks about God's presence in times of difficulty. God has a different relationship to time, God is eternal, and we are given the promise of eternal life. Part of the message today relates to a recent congregational loss of a beloved member.
Continuing our series about drawing and visual communication, we look at Acts 2 and the challenge we have to take the initiative to speak the native language of every person in order to communicate the good news of the gospel. Today's communication is often visual and internet. But any communication technology must be carefully used so that it is not the end in itself, as an object of focus, but rather serves God's purpose of bringing people together with God, Christ and each other in a community of blessing.
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.