Ecclesia | October 10, 2021 adam greenwell brad hudson church board community family image of god

Pastor Adam sits down for a conversation with Brad Hudson, who has been on the church's board for 10 years. Brad is entering into a new role within our church, where he is providing theological guidance for us as well as leading...

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Romans | Chapter 16...And An Ordination! adam greenwell jenna greenwell letter to rome ordination pastor jenna paul romans romans 16

We have been in the book of Romans for 26 weeks, and Adam finishes with chapter 16. This chapter might be one that most people would skip over. It's just a bunch of names, right? However, it's worth noting that this chapter is...

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Romans | Chapter 15:14-33 adam greenwell letter to rome paul romans romans 15

We are all in process, but Paul makes it clear we don't have to stay where we are. Just like the artist Michelangelo saw the masterpiece within the block of stone, Paul saw people that way as well. He viewed the hearts of the people...

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Romans | Chapter 15:1-13 adam greenwell belong letter to rome paul romans romans 15 self-limit

Many people think that in order to go to church, they must behave in order to believe so they can belong to the community. In Romans, Paul encourages us to approach relationship with others in the exact opposite way. When we create...

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Romans | Chapter 14 adam greenwell letter to rome paul romans romans 14 unity weak in faith

In Chapter 14, Paul discusses those "weak in faith," or those who don't know what freedom in Jesus is. We are all on the path, walking towards belief in Jesus, but we are all over the map in terms of where we each are in the...

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Romans | Chapter 13 adam greenwell authority communion community god's plan jesus letter to rome paul romans submit

The word "submit" has negative connotations in our society, but it is the ultimate show of strength. We see the best example of submission to authority in Jesus; he submitted to God and His plan. In our country and our world, it can...

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Romans | Chapter 12:6-21 adam greenwell community letter to rome love paul romans romans 12 serve spiritual gifts

Love is a call to war, to fight in God's mission. In today's society, love is often seen as weak. However, as Adam discusses in his sermon on the remaining verses in chapter 12, having a mindset of finding love weak is an excuse not...

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Romans | Chapter 12:1-5 adam greenwell baptism sunday be the body body of the messiah letter to rome paul romans romans 12 temple

A temple is the place where heaven and earth meet, the place where our natural realm and the Kingdom of God converge. 

The Bible describes specific examples of temples, including the church and believers. As such, we are...

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Romans | Chapter 12:1 adam greenwell letter to rome paul romans romans 12

Paul starts Chapter 12 by pleading for us to offer our bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God. This is not a behavior, but is a natural outflowing of what God has done for us.

Why would we give up our own will, put down our...

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Romans | Chapter 11:13-36 adam greenwell become the church letter to rome paul romans serve

"Are we a church, or just a group of people who meet together at the same time each week?"

God's plan is the church, so we need to become the church. Becoming the church begins with individuals who don't think of themselves first....

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Romans | Chapter 11:1-12 adam greenwell free will god's will letter to rome paul righteousness romans

Paul discusses the comparison between Adam and Jesus throughout the book of Romans. In chapter 11, he continues by demonstrating that the Jewish people wanted a Messiah who would bring them political freedom, revenge and...

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