College Park – Party of Three (Aug. 24)

This week as we continue in our summer series Life Skills, Pastor Gary’s speaks to us about the Trinity.

Party of Three  (John 14:8-17)

Who is this God we worship and follow? And what do we believe about him? And what has he revealed to us about himself?

Today, we want to take a few minutes and consider the Trinity. Let’s do so by asking two questions:

1. What is the Trinity?

Let’s use four words to help us with this:

1.                         2.                          3.                        4.

2. Why does the Trinity matter?

College Park – Near and Far (Aug. 24)

We continue our summer sermon series Life Skills. This week we take a look the opportunities we have to get involved in missions near and far!

Near and Far – what can you do?  Examples include:

Jerusalem – reaching out to those nearby who are like us.

Get acquainted with our community, its needs and groups working with those needs. We’ll seek to keep you informed with what’s happening in the Huntington area.

Take a first step of involvement. Volunteer, share your finances, pray.

Watch the bulletin for volunteer opportunities.

Judeareaching out to those who are culturally like us, but at a further distance.

Consider involvement in a trip to Laurel Mission or helping in the work of a Camp Cotubic.

Buy a pie to raise funds for Laurel Mission community projects.

Help a church plant in another area.

Samariareaching out to those who live close enough to us to minister to, but have a different cultural and religious background.

Take a class about building bridges to other groups and faiths in our community. The Disciples SS class will be hosting a class called Bridges in October. It will be led by Eldon Claassen from International House in Fort Wayne. International House is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization committed to sharing the love and light of Jesus Christ with refugees and other Internationals living in the Fort Wayne area.

Interact with the world as it comes to Huntington and northeast Indiana, such as the Chinese teachers coming to HU for the TESOL class.

Go with us on a visit to a mosque in Fort Wayne or Detroit.

Ends of the earthreaching out to those far away from us in distance and culture.

Get acquainted with what’s happening in the world.

Take a family mission trip (Sign up to get more information in the FLC today!)

Get involved in partnering with a person or family who serves cross-culturally.

Writing, praying, investing

Get to Know the Holy Spirit (Aug 10)

Dr. Jerry Davis speaks to us on ways to Get to Know the Holy Spirit!

The Holy Spirit’s power: Acts 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:7

The Holy Spirit’s wisdom: John 14:16, 17, 25-27; John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:9-12

The Holy Spirit’s gifts: 1 Cor. 12:27-31; Rom. 12:4-8; Eph. 4:11-16; Galatians 5:21, 22

The Holy Spirit’s promise: 2 Cor. 1:21, 22; 2 Corinthians 5:4, 5; Eph. 1:13, 14; Ephesians 4:30  

Smacking Rocks and Mountain Views (Aug 3)

Brooks Fetters shared with us from Numbers 20:1-13.

Leadership in the life of Moses and the people of Israel.

 

Grieve Well (July 27)

Pastor Gary continues the summer Sermon Series Life Skills.

Grieve Well (1 Thessalonians 4:13ff.)

Our culture’s approach to grieving (handling loss) leads to despair.

  • Step 1: We are to stop feeling badly and bury our feelings.
  • Step 2: We are to replace our losses, and fix the pain quickly.
  • Step 3: We are to grieve alone.
  • Step 4: We are to give it time; time heals in and of itself.
  • Step 5: If there’s unfinished business, we are to accept a life of regret; there’s nothing that can be done.
  • Step 6: We are to wall up and never trust again.

 God’s approach to grieving leads to healing.

  • Step 1: Feel your feelings and express them.
  • Step 2: Don’t just replace the loss, review the loss.
  • Step 3: God’s approach is to grieve in community.
  • Step 4: Only the Holy Spirit, called the Comforter, will heal.
  • Step 5: God’s approach says we can still express our regrets.- Romans 12:18
  • Step 6: Christians are capable of recovering from any loss that comes their way – If we make Christ our treasure …

How will we choose to handle loss?