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Sermons from July 2020

August 2, 2020 At-Home Worship Service

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction August 2, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian Church […]

July 26, 2020 Sermon – Living the Christian Faith: Pray in All Circumstances

My friends, we could apply this concept to anything….ANYTHING.  That’s why James encourages us not just to pray without ceasing but to pray in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.  Name a circumstance, any circumstance, and we can easily discuss and discover together how taking your feelings about that circumstance to God and asking to be persuaded by God regarding how to respond and how to proceed will lead to an INFINITELY BETTER outcome than choosing to respond on your own.  That’s what this is about.

July 26, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 26, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian Church Youtube site.  […]

July 19, 2020 Sermon – Living the Christian Faith: Live for Today

Regardless of what’s going on in your life and what you’re planning for – whether it’s planning for something you would like to happen or planning for how you will deal with this pandemic or planning to protect yourself against a possible collapse of the systems of protection around us or planning to make significant changes to systems in our nation you perceive to be bad – regardless of what’s going on in your life and what you’re planning for, there’s really only ONE plan that’s worth pursuing, where “worth pursuing” means having lasting (even eternal) significance – and that plan is GOD’S PLAN.  That plan is the plan that will ultimately lead to good overcoming evil.  That plan is the plan that will lead to an eternity of peace.  What this means is that we’d all be better off putting our own planning aside and spending each and every day going to God in prayer to discover what to do for today. 

July 19, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 19, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian Church Youtube site.  […]

July 12, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost  At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 12, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian Church Youtube site.  […]

July 5, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost & Independence Sunday  At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 5, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian […]

July 5, 2020 Sermon – Living the Christian Faith: Whom to Trust

So…do me a favor, and for yourself go back in time…in your mind…like I did at the beginning of this sermon.  Go back in your personal history to a time when you incorrectly placed trust in a person or group who abused that trust.  Remember the outcome.  Remember your feelings, your emotions.  Remember the pain of the consequences.  And ask yourself:  when it comes to the big decisions of life, when it comes to decisions of Church, when it comes to decisions regarding the future of this nation…is THAT the kind of outcome you desire?  Or would you rather place your trust in Godly people who are sincere… and honest… and God focused …and seek the common good?  In this time and place, in whom would YOU rather trust?