Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Unashamed...The book of Romans

The primary theme running through Paul’s letter to the Romans is the revelation of God’s righteousness in His plan for salvation, what the Bible calls the gospel:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16–17)

Paul showed how human beings lack God’s righteousness because of our sin (1–3), receive God’s righteousness when God justifies us by faith (4–5), demonstrate God’s righteousness by being transformed from rebels to followers (6–8), confirm His righteousness when God saves the Jews (9–11), and apply His righteousness in practical ways throughout our lives (12–16).
As we dive into this amazing book together the question we all need to grapple with is…Does my day-to-day life mirror the beliefs I hold, or do you find myself in a constant battle with hypocrisy?

Well, as we look at the foundational doctrines within the pages of Romans, we will prayerfully seek to put them into practice in Spirit led authenticity.

This 6 week series begins September 23rd at Union Church in Rockville, CT or streaming online at UnionChurch.Community

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Joshua...Be Strong & Courageous

Summer Series 

Joshua is the first of the 12 historical books, and it gained its name from the exploits of Joshua, the understudy whom Moses prayed for and commissioned as a leader in Israel. 

“Joshua” means “Jehovah saves,” or “the LORD is salvation,” and corresponds to the NT name “Jesus.”

God delivered Israel in Joshua’s day when He was personally present as the saving Commander who fought on Israel’s behalf.

Joshua was born in Egyptian slavery, trained under Moses, and by God’s choice rose to his key position of leading Israel into Canaan. 

The theme of strength and courage permeates the entire book and as we trek through it this summer. It’s my prayer that we realize just like Joshua, since God is with us everyday we can be Strong & Courageous!

Join in the journey this summer live in the sanctuary at Union Church in downtown Rockville or via Live Stream at UnionChurch.Community

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Wild Goose...

Join us at Union Church in Rockville, CT or via Live Stream for a new series seeking to develop a deeper understanding and relationship with the Holy Spirit.

This series will utilize many teachings from Mark Batterson's book "The Wild Goose Chase" and we'll look at many passages in scripture to help us on our quest. 
This quote from Mark Batterson helps to frame the focus of our series...

“Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something….

Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.”