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New Cloth, New Wine, New Covenant (Mark 2:18-22)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on January 7, 2018.

Some of the sharpest theological divisions among the people of God stem from disagreements in how we understand the continuity and discontinuity in the plan of God. Leaving aside those aberrant groups that assume the dietary laws and other trappings of the Mosaic economy are still in force today, there is much disagreement between various groups of believers who emphasize either continuity or discontinuity. Read more

“Be Strengthened, Be Strong” (2 Timothy 2:1-7)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Marty Crocker on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2017.

Where is true strength to be found? Since the Fall, human history has been a battle between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of the woman. The world itself functions contrary to God’s good purposes and design, even as it groans in longing for redemption. Within, without, and around, God’s people face a war, a war that has been waged for thousands of years throughout the universe and in both the earthly and spiritual realms. Read more

Jesus Can Save the Worst of Sinners–All of Them (Mark 2:13-17)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on Christmas Eve Sunday, 2017.

Our Lord has many titles that highlight glorious facets of His character, nature, and ministry. Lord, Savior, King, Master, Vine, Son, Messiah, Bridegroom, Judge, and Angel of the Lord are just some of the wonderful names that reveal to us precious jewels of His identity and work. But one title that is sometimes overlooked is “friend of sinners.” In a sense, this is one of the most important because it highlights His personal attention to and relationship with those who most need it. Read more

“The Servant’s Top Priority” (Mark 2:1-12)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on the third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017.

What is the mission of our Lord Jesus? This is a topic that has generated much discussion in our day. Beginning in the 1950s, the so-called “missional” movement began among the mainline liberal churches, arguing that the mission of Jesus was to establish God’s kingdom (by which they meant social transformation), and which was just as important as evangelism. Over the years, the emphasis on social justice began to outstrip the emphasis on evangelism. This philosophy infiltrated conservative evangelicalism in the early 1990s, and now there is a large debate over what the mission of Christ was, what the mission of the church is, and how social justice relates to both. Read more

“Trading Places” (Mark 1:40-45)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on the second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017.

The idea that sin defiles the sinner (and sometimes, those with whom he or she interacts) is a fundamental tenet of hamartiology (the study of sin). Indeed, this is the root reason for the imagery and theology of defilement and uncleanness in the OT Law, and that the Law commanded and provided a means to cleansing speaks to the innate need for just that in our relationship to God, other people, and His world. Read more

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Wed 24

Grace in the Home – West Hartford

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 25

Choir

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 26

Men’s Bible Study

January 26 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Fri 26

WonbyOne

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 27