Apr 12, 2015
Can People Accuse You of Being with “The Nazarene, Jesus”?

 Scripture:       John 20:24-31; 15:18-27; 16:33; Mark 14:66-67

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT has become a hot button for our nation in the last two weeks.  The wording of the act confuses me because “Restoration” implies to me that we had lost “Religious Freedom” and now need governmental action to restore it.

When we use the adjective “Religious” with freedom we are recognizing the significance of religion.  A Religion is a collective system of beliefs about the divine, values and worship practices.  The truth is that everyone practices “Religion” of some type—even atheists and agnostics.  History reveals a tricky reality about human beings and religion—we want everyone to believe like we believe and live by our standards. 
 
How should we view "religious freedom" in light of scripture?
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  • Apr 12, 2015Can People Accuse You of Being with “The Nazarene, Jesus”?
    Apr 12, 2015
    Can People Accuse You of Being with “The Nazarene, Jesus”?

     Scripture:       John 20:24-31; 15:18-27; 16:33; Mark 14:66-67

    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT has become a hot button for our nation in the last two weeks.  The wording of the act confuses me because “Restoration” implies to me that we had lost “Religious Freedom” and now need governmental action to restore it.

    When we use the adjective “Religious” with freedom we are recognizing the significance of religion.  A Religion is a collective system of beliefs about the divine, values and worship practices.  The truth is that everyone practices “Religion” of some type—even atheists and agnostics.  History reveals a tricky reality about human beings and religion—we want everyone to believe like we believe and live by our standards. 
     
    How should we view "religious freedom" in light of scripture?
  • Apr 5, 2015Peace Be With You
    Apr 5, 2015
    Peace Be With You
     We live in a distressing world. What messaage would Jesus give us if He were here today? 
    Pastor Grosvenor's Easter Sunday message is from John 20:21-23, in which we find the message of hope that Jesus gave to His disciples after His resurrection.
  • Mar 22, 2015Walk In The Light
    Mar 22, 2015
    Walk In The Light
    • Pastor Grosvenor speaks from John 12:20-36, and Hebrews 5:7-9; 9:11-15 today.
    • "Jesus was obedient to the Father....This is God’s design for the church, his church, in the world."
  • Mar 15, 2015Take Charge of Your Thinking!
    Mar 15, 2015
    Take Charge of Your Thinking!
    • God has canceled the condemnation for our sin and cleansed our hearts from sin; God made us alive
    • by the gift of the Holy Spirit; God has set us free from the spiritual powers of this world.
    BUT WE ARE ASSIGNED THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TAKING CHARGE OF OUR THINKING.
     
    The message today gives us instruction from Colossians 3:1-4
     
  • Mar 8, 2015Set Your Hearts and Minds on Heaven
    Mar 8, 2015
    Set Your Hearts and Minds on Heaven
     
     
    Pastor Grosvenor speaks from Colossians 3:1-4, and Psalm 139:23-24.