Date: September 24, 2017 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Speaker: Clint Nelson God calls and equips every believer with the gift of His Spirit so that we can know and walk the will of God for our lives. But how is all of that to work out at a church/community level? Paul gives seven principles (three in this week's sermon) to build a Spirit-filled community on.
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Date: September 17, 2017 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Speaker: Clint Nelson Spiritual gifts tend to either be absent or abused. Why is that? As we endeavour to be a Spirit-filled community, may we learn the place and practice of Spiritual gifts.
Date: September 10, 2017 Scripture: 1 Cor. 11:23a Speaker: Clint Nelson We exist to CONTINUE the ministry of Jesus in our homes, church, city and world. What does it mean to continue the ministry of Jesus? The second part of the sermon has to do with a unique idea for Parksiders to consider of whether or not we add a second Sunday morning service.
Date: September 3, 2017 Scripture: 1 Cor. 11:17-34 Speaker: Clint Nelson Our love for Jesus can't be private because it shows in how we love others. Christ's love for us wasn't an internal event - it was public and physical, which makes communion a reminder of this - that we are to love others in the way Jesus loves us (public example and physical acts). Christians don't just say our vows, we live them. Communion is a sacred space to renew our vows. Therefore, we are to examine our fidelity, repent of our sin, and then solemnly, gratefully and joyfully partake in communion. We come out on the other side more in love with Jesus - He is the faithful spouse that forgives our infidelity and is always working towards a bright future together.
Disclaimer: This is a working draft of Parkside's approach and way to volunteering/leading at Parkside. Groups of Parksiders are meeting this year to more clearly organize and communicate "all things Parkside" (of which this is certainly an important part). All that to say, the following is subject to change! WHY DO WE SERVE? Because God served us. Because God asks us to serve. Because we were created to serve. Because we love to serve. Because others see the love of Jesus when we serve in His name. Because serving produces more love and life. Because we become who God made us to be through serving. "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’" Matthew 25:40 (ESV) UNDERSTANDING [...]