Out of Control: Entrusting One Another to the Mercy of God

Spring Sermon Series (April 17-May 29, 2016)
A seven-week series on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians

When we live with the assumption that the acquisition of control and power are the keys to success, we live propelled by fear.  Protecting life becomes more important than living it.  The vulnerability and openness required for relationship and love have little room to grow in a world where our primary task is to be vigilant about the things that will merely insure our protection and safety.  But Jesus offers a different quest to give shape to our lives that is embodied in the invitation “Follow me.”  It’s an offer of relationship. There is a risk inherent in that invitation.  It is the risk of letting go of the lie that keeps us bound to a quest for control and allowing our lives to be shaped by the truth of relationship with God.  Our Spring sermons will explore some of what happened in the life of the Apostle Paul as a result of accepting that invitation.

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04/17/2016 | Wounded Healers | 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

04/24/2016 | Victorious Captives | 2 Corinthians 2:1-17

05/01/2016 | Incompetent Experts | 2 Corinthians 3:1-6

05/08/2016 | Fragile Resilience | 2 Corinthians 4:1-12

05/15/2016 | Confident Nakedness | 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 (Heidi Greider, preaching)

05/22/2016 | Fearful Courage | 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

05/29/2016 | Vulnerable Strength| 2 Corinthians 6:1-13