So I Have to Apologize…
On Sunday, I made a promise that I simply did not keep! Towards the beginning of Sunday’s message, I said that, at the end of the message, I’d tell you what “to fulfill all righteousness” meant… and I totally forgot. So now I have a chance to tell you. Bear with me… “Righteousness” is a big word in the New Testament, especially in Paul’s writings. It can get hotly contested exactly what Paul means by it at certain points, but at the core of what
The Rest of Your Life
This Sunday, we kicked off our new series on baptism – called “In With the New”. As I said on Sunday, baptism is all about being “in Christ” – and as Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; look, everything has become new! So out with the old, and in with the new. I spoke about baptism as being relational, rather than magical. It’s all about a relationship
In With the New
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and can enjoy this beautiful day. Spring has most definitely sprung. I love the spring season because it’s the season where we celebrate the “new”. And this spring, here at Central, we have some pretty significant “new” to celebrate! “New” is the word I associate with baptism, as baptism marks the entrance into a new life, a new way of living, a new community, a new calling, and a new story. So starting
Who Has Believed?
This – the last week of Lent – is what is known as Holy Week. It is during this week that Jesus first served the Lord’s Supper to his disciples and got down on his hands and knees to wash their feet. I’m so glad that on Sunday, not only did we celebrate Palm Sunday to kick off the week, but we also heard about the meaning and challenge of the foot washing before we got to celebrate the Lord’s