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Friday, June 23 - Devotional from Pastor John Hartman

hot topics

“Red Hot Summer” 

Our summer sermon series is called “Red Hot Topics.” We received some suggestions from you about hot topics you would like to hear a sermon on. Some of these are hot topics that dominate the news and social media. Others are difficult faith-related theological questions we wrestle with. What all of these topics have in common is that they can be controversial. They can be hard to deal with, difficult to talk about with others. 

Now, some of you may be really looking forward to this series, because you enjoy a robust debate and lively exchange. You are not intimidated by others who think differently than you. And to be quite honest, you are pretty sure the world would be a better place if the rest of us would just see things like you do! My guess is that others of you are just dreading this series. You are weary from the polarized rancor of our public discourse, and you dread the idea of dragging this stuff into the peace and tranquility of your church home. 

Well, I believe we shouldn’t shy away from difficult issues, but neither should it dominate our discussions to the exclusion of the life-giving grace offered to us in Jesus Christ. So, this is our adventure for the summer. It will not be for the faint of heart, but I believe it will be well worth the effort. And I hope you will too!

This Sunday, June 25, I begin my summer sermon series, “Red Hot Topics,” with an introduction to help us to better be able to talk about these highly contentious and controversial cultural issues. Please come and join us in the sanctuary either at 8:00 am, or at 10:30 am. The 10:30 am service will also broadcast on Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube. 

Don’t forget, next week we move to our summer schedule with one worship only at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary.

Pastor John Hartman

(The service will be live streamed via Zoom, FaceBook and YouTube.

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