We begin a new sermon series, A People for God: Renewing the Mind of the Church.

We are a forgetful people in a land of distractions. Our minds are easily captivated by trivial and temporary inducements. New things quickly become old. In our mind’s eye even glory tends to fade and warnings tend to wane. It is no wonder that we who are invisibly united to Christ and visibly in and not of this world live in constant need of renewal. And what is true for the Christian is true for the church. This is a series that seeks to renew the mind of the church. Not so much by reviewing what she is called to do as much as what she is called. As with the Christian so with church, her God-given identity defines her. We who are the church are a people for God and none other.

Before we return to the book of Romans, we will be looking at the what scripture says about the Church, in its nature, how she expresses herself in song, and how the church cares and equips for its members.

The first message, Beloved as a Bride can be found here:

Manny Pereira - January 8, 2023

Beloved as a Bride

Christ presents precious and powerful depictions of His affection for the church. None are more lovely and vivid than the brilliant metaphor portraying her as a beautiful bride. She is dearly beloved—beyond what she naturally sees or senses. She is not defined by herself or those around her. Not even her duties and deeds define who she is. She is something far more wonderful than she presently knows. She is pursued by Christ and preserved for Him. She is beloved as a bride—the bride of Christ.

Scripture References: Ephesians 5:25-32

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