Worship Series, Mid Fall 2013
Pillars of Christian Community
October 20-November 24, 2013
God created human beings to be in relationship. Since the beginning of time, men and women have joined together in community to support one another, make choices for the good of the group and share resources. What are the building blocks of community? How does Christian community differ from human community? During this 6-part series we will explore some of the important pillars upon which Christian community is built and consider how we might strengthen the community of Hughes United Methodist Church, undergirded by Christ and led by the Holy Spirit.
October 20, 2013 – Pentecost 22
Theme: Christian Community is Christ-centered
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20
Sermon: “Christian Community: Centered in Christ”
October 27, 2013 – Pentecost 23
Theme: Christian Community builds authentic relationships
Scripture: 1 Samuel 20 (selected verses); Philippians 1:1-11
Sermon: “Christian Community: A Place for Authentic Relationship”
November 3, 2013 – Pentecost 24
Theme: Christian Community is Eternal
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2; Revelation 7:9-12
Sermon: “Christian Community: A Great Cloud of Witnesses”
November 10, 2013 – Pentecost 25
Theme: Christian Community takes care of people’s immediate needs and works to change unethical, unjust conditions in the world.
Scripture: Micah 6:6-8; Matthew 25:31-46
Sermon: “Christian Community: Enacting Mercy and Justice”
November 17, 2013 – Pentecost 26
Theme: Christian Community practices good stewardship of all our God-given gifts and resources.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
Sermon: “Christian Community: Stewards of All God’s Gifts”
November 24, 2013 – Celebrating the Reign of Christ
Theme: Christian Community is an alternative community in the world, allowing others to witness Christ’s Reign lived out.
Scripture: Acts 2:43-47; Revelation 21:1-5a
Sermon: “Christian Community: An Alternative Community”