After living through a pandemic, many churches have been forced to quickly adapt new technology, many struggling to regain a sense of "normalcy" in their worship services. However, as the church enters the season of Advent once more, Rev. Heather Sugden reminds us to live the example of the true cornerstone of our faith-Jesus Christ.
This season of waiting and change has been ever-present in the church's history, and our faith has been impacted by the outside world since the beginning. Sugden uses this book to encourage us to harken back to Paul's letters to struggling churches in Corinth, to help us to follow in Christ's footsteps more closely; to be servants and stewards of God.
Instead of judging, servants are to lift others up. "Servants approach with humility, knowing that we all fall short of the glory of God. Servants follow a way of care for others paved by Jesus and live as if God is the only and ultimate judge." Live as Jesus lived, and the frightening experience of having survived a pandemic may result in bringing us closer together through faith, rather than driving us apart.
Sermon titles include:
- Do We REALLY Know What Time It Is?
- "I Prayed For You Today"
- The Umpire Strikes Again