Date: January 2, 2022
Bible Text: Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 | Rev. David A. Douthett
We have temporarily suspended in-person worship in the sanctuary due to the spike in COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. So we're glad to have you join us here for our service through the wonders of technology!
As we begin 2022, we start at the beginning, with the prelude to John's gospel: "In the beginning was the Word!" John describes how grace comes from God to earth through Christ. The Apostle Paul also describes the mystery of God's grace in the opening of his letter to the Ephesians. Add in the sacrament of communion, and grace abounds! Join us in worship and in holy communion. You'll need some bread and wine or juice (or the nearest equivalents you have handy).
Notes from the Preacher:
Here are a few links of interest related to the sermon.
- A general article about Original Sin
- A general article about Total Depravity
- Note: in general, Jewish theology does not hold to these theological concepts, as I understand it
- Here's a book that a member mentioned to me after the sermon that outlines a different theological approach- Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Theology by Matthew Fox