Apostle Paul

March 2022

What Went Wrong In The Garden Part 2~ The Acts of Paul and Thecla 1: 11-22

By |2022-07-13T15:16:32-07:00March 27th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley March 27, 2022 Our readings today are part of the hidden gospels. The question most people don't ask is who edited the Bible. This editing was a historical process over several centuries. There are many writings that were not included that still represent traditional Christian expressions. Today we ask the [...]

December 2021

Stay Close to Jesus~ Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4: 4-7

By |2021-12-30T13:26:40-07:00December 12th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 12, 2021 The message today is when times are hard, stay close to Jesus. Over the last few years, we have been tested. Life is hard for so many. Each person's understanding and relationship with Jesus is different and deeply personal.  Throughout our life, this understanding evolves and changes. [...]

October 2021

What’s in Your Cup~ I Corinthians 11: 23-26

By |2021-11-08T10:56:21-07:00October 3rd, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley October 3, 2021 The sacrament of communion is described by Paul in this week's reading. Through sacraments, we are able to experience the Divine. While some sacraments are done only once, communion is repeated. Since we make mistakes, this sacrament allows us to become right with God again. Communion is [...]

January 2021

September 2020

The Life We Ought To Live ~ The Gospel According To Mark 1:14-15 and Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:1

By |2020-10-16T20:55:21-07:00September 13th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson September 13, We are honored to have with us today, the esteemed Dr. James Lawson. The readings tells us the kingdom of God is at hand. These readings were chosen since the message of Christianity does not coincide with the teachings of Jesus. The words "kingdom of God" [...]

June 2020

No Longer ~Galatians 3: 23-28

By |2020-06-24T21:38:44-07:00June 21st, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 21, 2020 We are all one. On June 15th, the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal. In 56 CE, the apostle Paul ruled that discrimination was not Christian. No longer does race, gender, or class matter in the sight of God. [...]

October 2019

The Only Thing That Counts is Faith Working Through Love~Galatians 5: 1-6

By |2019-10-20T20:20:24-07:00October 13th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley October 13, 2019 Today is Coming Out Sunday. Rev. Shockley shows us a video on a pre-Christian society that embraces non-binary individuals. There were many cultures before Christianity began. One of these is the Hawaiian culture. Non-binary individuals are Mahu. Hawaiians lived in harmony and the Mahu were valued members [...]

September 2019

For Christ’s Sake~Paul’s Letter to Philemon 1-21

By |2019-09-14T20:43:17-07:00September 8th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley September 8, 2019 The letter to Philemon is one of the historical writings from Paul. He applies the principles of the Christian faith to an everyday problem. Paul was evangelizing in the Greco-Roman world. This raised many questions as they were not familiar with Jesus or the Jewish faith. They [...]

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