Friday, November 8, 2019

Fear Not...

Christmas Season Series Begins December 1st 

Fear attacks us right where our faith lives and keeps us from stepping into the plans God has for us. 

This Christmas season, "Fear Not" will help us overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience. 

With messages on the angels' visits to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, "Fear Not" assures us that God will always give us the guidance we need to reject fear.

This Christmas Season join us in the Sanctuary at Union Church in downtown Rockville, CT at 10am on Sunday mornings. Or online at UnionChurch.Community

  • 12-01-19 - What God is asking me to do - Audio and Video
  • 12-08-19 - What People think about me - Audio and Video
  • 12-15-19 - My standing with God - Audio and Video
  • 12-22-19 - The Greatest Gift of all - Audio and Video

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Prayer That Works...

If God is in control, why should we pray and what are some kinds of prayers that worked in the Bible as people cried out to God?

These are two questions we’ve probably asked from time to time. If God controls each and every event, from the tiniest to the greatest, and has already decided what will happen, then why pray? After all, if it’s going to happen anyway, what possible difference can your prayers or mine make?

Our prayers do not change God’s will or challenge his control; but they draw us into loving fellowship with Him.

God has chosen to work in answer to his people’s prayers. He has chosen that we will be moved to pray and he will answer the prayers he has moved us to pray. Our prayers don’t mean that we cleverly get outside the sovereignty of God and pull some levers from a region beyond God’s control, and then God has to respond.

In this three week series we’ll take a look at some examples of prayers that worked for the people who prayed them and look at how God answered them according to His plan.

Please consider joining us in the Sanctuary at Union Church in Rockville, CT or online at www.UnionChurch.Community

  • 11.03.19 - How to Pray Like a Righteous Man - Audio and Video
  • 11.10.19 - The Power of Persistent Prayer - Audio and Video
  • 11.24.19 - The Power of Persuasive Prayer - Audio and Video

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The 9...Digging in to the Fruit of the Spirit

Fall 2019 Sermon Series
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”(Galatians 5:22-23)
The Greek word translated “fruit” refers to the natural product of a living thing. Paul used “fruit” to help us understand the product of the Holy Spirit, who lives inside every believer. The fruit of the Spirit is produced by the Spirit, not by the Christian. The Greek word is singular, showing that “fruit” is a unified whole, not independent characteristics. As we grow, all the characteristics of Christ will be manifested in our lives.
Yet, like physical fruit needs time to grow, the fruit of the Spirit will not ripen in our lives overnight. 

Like a successful gardener must battle against weeds to enjoy the sweet fruit they desire, we must constantly work to rid our lives of the “weeds” of our old sin natures that want to choke out the work of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives us the power we need to reject those old sinful desires. We can say “no” to sin and accept the “way out” God faithfully provides by following the Holy Spirit’s leading.  

As we give the Spirit more control of our lives, He begins to do in and through us what only He can do - to shape us and grow us to look like Jesus. Since God’s goal for all His children is for us to be like Jesus, the Holy Spirit constantly works to rid our lives of the “acts of the sinful nature” and display His fruit instead. Therefore, the presence of the “fruit of the Spirit” is evidence that our character is becoming more like Christ’s.

Through this 9-week series, we will rediscover the true focus of the Christian faith—to restore ourselves to God and nurture a growing relationship with Him—while learning to better hear His Word, serve His people, walk in His will, and share His Gospel. 

So, fresh off the summer series "Established" where we looked at areas where we need to be rooted deeply in our God, this series will help us understand what the response to the roots look like in our lives.

Join us in the Union Church Sanctuary in downtown Rockville, CT or online at the Union Church Livestream page.

  • 09-01 - Love...The Blossom that Produces the Fruit - Audio and Video
  • 09-08 - Joy...Love Responding - Audio and Video
  • 09-15 - Peace...Love Trusting - Audio and Video
  • 09-22 - Patience...Love Enduring - Audio and Video
  • 09-29 - Kindness...Love Serving - Audio and Video
  • 10-06 - Goodness...Love extending Mercy - Audio and Video
  • 10-13 - Faithfulness...Love Proving - Audio and Video
  • 10-20 - Gentleness...Love showing Grace - Audio and Video
  • 10-27 - Self-Control - Love Restraining - Audio and Video