24 November 2019 | Season 7 | 23 mins 45 secs
I am so glad you are here with us to worship this morning. During our Yesvember series, we have examined God’s “YES” to us through Jesus Christ and what our “YES” response to God looks like in our lives. Today we will hear what God clearly says to us about responding “YES” to God’s call to us through the prophet Isaiah. One of the great things about serving the children and youth here at RPC is having the privilege of helping young people discover God’s call on their lives. All of us are called by God in one way or another. The question becomes, how will we respond to that call?
As we begin this Thanksgiving week, I am incredibly thankful for the Roswell Presbyterian Church family. God is at work in mighty ways through this church, and it is a privilege to partner in ministry with you all. I pray that each of you will have a wonderful holiday this week and will join us for worship next Sunday to kick off the Advent season. If you haven’t invited a friend to church recently, maybe consider who God might be calling you to bring to church during the Advent season!
17 November 2019 | Season 7 | 22 mins 1 sec
We are heading into one of the busiest times of year. Life will be full of hubbub, filled with activities like holiday parties, family pictures,
and purchasing presents. The season can get so crazy that we forget to even enjoy it. What might it mean to find rest during this time
of year? How can we say “Yes” to God and find the peace that Christ offers? These are a couple of the questions we will explore this
10 November 2019 | Season 7 | 17 mins 52 secs
To kick off Yesvember, last week we looked at what it means for the apostle Paul to say that in Christ all of God’s promises are “yes.” We heard that in Christ’s triumph over death in the resurrection, Jesus demonstrates the power to keep all the promises of God. Today, we will focus on our side as a hearer of those promises by asking, What does it mean for us to trust in the promises of God?
An enthusiastic “thank you” to all of you who have committed financially to help Roswell Presbyterian Church flourish in 2020! We hope every member will commit to make an impact through the ministries of RPC by pledging to give next year. Your faithful planning will help our leadership discern how God is calling us to minister to our congregation and community next year. We can’t do it without you!
27 October 2019 | Season 7 | 17 mins 24 secs
Today we conclude our sermon series on Jesus’ story about the Good Samaritan. In the previous weeks, we reflected on how our beliefs about God influence the way we think and feel about the world. Today’s sermon focuses on how God calls us to respond and live out our convictions. We will discover that Jesus challenges us to serve surprising people with hearts full of mercy and compassion. That’s the kind of community God is calling RPC to be!
21 October 2019 | Season 7 | 22 mins 16 secs
Today, we will see at what loving with our hearts looks like. Throughout the month of October, we hope you will respond to these messages by committing to give financially to the ministry and mission of RPC next year. You can make a commitment on the form in this bulletin, in the cards in the pews, or at www.roswellpres.org/give. My hope is that we can share the same love of Christ that my family experienced last Sunday with everyone who encounters our family of faith, whether inside or outside the church walls.
13 October 2019 | Season 7 | 20 mins 34 secs
At Roswell Presbyterian Church, we believe we are a family of faith united in Jesus Christ to love with our head, heart, and hands. The question we are asking this morning is, what does it look like for the work of ministry to flourish in and through RPC when we are loving with our head?
We think through this question as we continue to study one of Jesus’ most famous teachings, the story of the Samaritan who showed compassion and mercy. We will look at how it specifically teaches us to love God with our mind. How can we approach our faith in a way that values our intellect and does not diminish our ability to think critically? And if we are thinking critically about our faith, how does that impact our ability to love God and love others?
6 October 2019 | Season 7 | 17 mins 15 secs
Today we launch our Generosity season with the theme Flourish. Over the next month, we will explore God’s desire for all of creation to flourish. At Roswell Presbyterian Church we want to contribute to that effort!
It’s fitting today is also World Communion Sunday where we celebrate the sacrament of Communion with Christians all around the world. God wants all people on earth to experience the love, peace, and justice that comes through Jesus Christ. As we celebrate Communion today, we bear witness to the great hope that Jesus offers. Let us center our hearts and minds on this great news found only in Jesus Christ.