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Back to School Sermon Series July 31st through September 4th
Take the Quiz!
What is the purpose of the Church of Jesus Christ?
a) to discredit science b) to hate gay people c) to subjugate women and people of color d) to perpetuate fear and rationalize violence e) all of the above
Are there any other options?
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It’s back to school time!
But I finished school long ago, some will say… I’ve earned my degrees, shelved my books…
No, you haven’t. Not for the type of schooling I mean. For a Christian, the life of discipleship, from beginning to end – cradle to grave, baptismal gown to funeral pall – is a continual process of studying and learning and growth. The word translated “disciple” from the Greek New Testament really means something like student. We’re all students of Jesus Christ.
But we have not always made good marks, have we? No, at times we’ve shirked our responsibilities to the learning process, ignored the professor, badly misconstrued the lessons. We should admit this. But the point is not to give up. The point is to recommit! We have an endlessly patient and longsuffering teacher, who stakes his very life on our future. We can learn and relearn the things of God, the things of the kingdom. And we can unlearn if necessary the lies that have long held us back.
I hope you’ll join us for as much of this series as you can. For six weeks, beginning July 31st, we will be going Back to School on Christian basics, learning and relearning the fundamentals of our faith, unlearning the mistakes. We will be honestly confronting some of the wrong impressions we’ve had over the years, as well as learning to embrace new hope for the church and the world. God is not finished with us, nor with the whole of creation. School is in session. Bring your heart, soul, mind, and strength. See you there!
Marriage Amendment 14-F A letter from Dan Lewis, pastor, here To read more, see resources here
The Narrative Lectionary at FPC Read about our experiment here Adult Sunday School lessons here Stewards of the Story Family Questions here Listen to recent sermons here