Marks of a Spirit Filled Church
Jun
19
10:30am10:30am

Marks of a Spirit Filled Church

Sermon Title:  Marks of a Spirit-Filled Church
Scripture Reading:  Ezekiel 43:1-5; John 14:15-21; Acts 1:1-8; Acts 2:42-47
Sermon Focus:  The Scriptures teach us that the Father is the originator of all things, the Son is the revealer of the one true God, and that the Holy Spirit is the completer of God’s divine program and plan for the world. In the OT, the Holy Spirit was at work in creation, empowered key individuals, and filled the Temple for a time. But it was through Jesus that the Spirit came in a unique way, empowering him to bring about the Kingdom on the earth. After Jesus is resurrected, he tells his disciples that the Spirit would soon empower them to proclaim the Gospel and continue his mission.

In Marks of a Spirit-Filled Church, pastor David has us consider what it looks like when the Spirit is at work in a church, and what we must do to welcome his transforming presence.

Please join us for worship at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary. 

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Shepherds of God's Flock
Jun
12
10:30am10:30am

Shepherds of God's Flock

Sermon Title:  Shepherds of God’s Flock: Why the Church Needs Pastors
Scripture Reading:  John 21:15-17; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 5:1-4 & Hebrews 13:7-9, 17a

In Ezekiel 34 we read a rebuke from God against the selfish, slothful “shepherds” of Israel--those who should have been leading and pastoring God’s flock into green pastures, but weren’t. As God’s mouthpiece, Ezekiel proclaims a day when God would be the Chief Shepherd of his people. Jesus tells us that he is that good shepherd (Jn 10:11). Throughout his ministry, Jesus shows his disciples how they too can shepherd people as he does.

The apostles then help us to see that this role of shepherding is vital to the health of the church and the ongoing mission of God. Who are qualified to shepherd God’s flock? Why does the church need pastors? In Shepherds of God’s Flock, pastor David helps us to think about the future of pastoral ministry.

Please join us for worship at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary.

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It's a Woman's World... Too
Jun
5
10:30am10:30am

It's a Woman's World... Too

Sermon Title:  It’s a Woman’s World… Too
Scripture Reading:  Luke 8:1-3; Galatians 3:23-29; Acts 2:17-21
Sermon Focus:  The gospels reveal that Jesus emancipated first-century women from second-class citizenship in God’s Kingdom story. He liberated women from their oppressive culture and overturned the accepted interpretations of the Hebrew Scriptures. For Jesus, his radical inclusion of women was in keeping with his overarching ministry to defeat Satan and heal the destructive consequences of the Fall. So why have so many in the church failed to accept women as equals? And what about those restrictive verses in Paul’s letters? Did the Apostle Paul believe and teach in accordance with Jesus?

In It’s a Woman’s World… Too, pastor David presents us with a biblical foundation for the acceptance of women as equals in life and ministry.

Please join us for worship in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM.

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Obeying Jesus (1 of 7)
Apr
10
10:30am10:30am

Obeying Jesus (1 of 7)

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

Join us this Sunday morning at 10:30 AM for worship in the sanctuary.

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When God Speaks
Apr
3
10:30am10:30am

When God Speaks

Do you know when God is speaking?

Join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 AM as pastor David helps us to tune in to God's voice in order that we might hear him speak to us, so that we might be changed.

Potluck meal following the service.

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Lent to Easter (7 of 7)
Mar
27
10:30am10:30am

Lent to Easter (7 of 7)

Lent is a 40-day season when the church commemorates the time Jesus spent in solitude, in silence, and fasting in the wilderness. Jesus prepared himself in the wilderness for what the Father had for him in his life and ministry. In this season of wandering and preparation, we are invited to make room for God’s Spirit as we allow him to become the source of our strength and the Lord of our lives.

In our Living Ink worship series, we will discover through the Scriptures that God is the Author of a grand narrative—a tale that encompasses all our struggles, pain, joys, and victories. This Author calls us to co-authorship, using our very lives to continue the Kingdom mission and vision of Jesus in a world poised for resurrection.

Join us for our Easter service at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary as we learn how to enter into God’s story and let the Spirit use us as "living ink" on the pages of human history.

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LTG Event
Mar
26
10:00am10:00am

LTG Event

Join us for an information and enrichment event with Skip Tobin!

Skip is the US Ministries Director with Virginia Mennonite Missions. His primary work is in the area of discipleship and the creation of missional churches. We are holding a two-hour information and enrichment event with Skip for those already involved with or interested in Life Transformation Groups (LTGs), same-gender accountability groups.

For more info on LTGs, read here or pick up a brochure in our foyer.

If you're interested in attending the event, please email David at:  pastor@christiansburgmennonite.org 

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Lent to Easter (6 of 7)
Mar
20
10:30am10:30am

Lent to Easter (6 of 7)

Lent is a 40-day season when the church commemorates the time Jesus spent in solitude, in silence, and fasting in the wilderness. Jesus prepared himself in the wilderness for what the Father had for him in his life and ministry. In this season of wandering and preparation, we are invited to make room for God’s Spirit as we allow him to become the source of our strength and the Lord of our lives.

In our Living Ink worship series, we will discover through the Scriptures that God is the Author of a grand narrative—a tale that encompasses all our struggles, pain, joys, and victories. This Author calls us to co-authorship, using our very lives to continue the Kingdom mission and vision of Jesus in a world poised for resurrection.

Join us for worship at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary as we learn how to enter into God’s story and let the Spirit use us as "living ink" on the pages of human history.

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