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This Easter Sunday we celebrate that Christ is risen! Pastor Tim Osborn speaks from Romans 1:16-17 as we begin a new series called "Blood, Sweat, and Tears."
What is acceptable in worship and what is not?
When we are headed into a storm, we need preparation. When we are in a storm, we need protection. When we come out of the storm we ought to praise Him. If we don't make the adjustments, we can't receive the blessings.
Grieving is not something we are really good at...nor, do we really want to get good at it! After all, to grieve is to acknowledge our loss, our pain & hurt, and that isn't always an easy thing to do. But when we grieve (doing so with honesty and humility), our hurt ultimately becomes the basis for a brand new initiative in our lives. Grace eventually takes the ashes of our lives and trades them in for beauty, our tears for joy & laughter, our death for resurrection. Pastor Luke wraps up his series with the "sushi finale", unpacking the hurt of Lamentations Chapter 5 and revealing the hope of a "new beginning"...
In Chapter Two of Lamentations, Jeremiah presents his cause to God, unedited and raw with emotion. He spells out his grief until he breaks down uncontrollably in tears. We all have/had situations in our lives that we cannot fix, control, explain...
So, when was the last time you read the book of "Lamentations"? Ha! I can't remember either! Known as one the saddest books in the Bible, the richness of Lamentations is often passed over for more cheerful/happy passages. However, the experience of life has taught us all that sooner or later we all will (and must) lose at something. This is often the only way that the Life-God-Grace Mystery can get us to change. This message explores this candid reality of life while introducing the new theme for the New Year: 2012 "New Experiences".
John 11:1-44 blazes with the glory of the Son of God. In the restoration of Lazarus, we are given eight snapshots of the glory of the Son of God.