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A New Spirit

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Glory

Colossians 1:15-29 This weekend we will wrap up the “New Spirit” sermon series. As I mentioned in last week’s message, we are trying to envision not “virtual reality”—but “virtue reality.” So far we have thought about God’s spiritual gifts of gratitude, peace, hope, compassion, and growth. As we ponder the last part of the passage…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Growth

We have a couple of weeks to go with the sermon series “A New Spirit.” We have been thinking about God’s spiritual gifts and what to do with them. We have thought about gratitude, peace, hope, and compassion. This weekend we will focus on growth. I know that there are questions about the author of…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Compassion

Rev. Erin Wathen was preaching at our services on Sunday. Erin is the new Associate Director for Marketing and Communications with Week of Compassion—the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Prior to taking on this role, Erin served congregations in Kentucky, Arizona and Kansas City. Erin was the…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Freedom

We are in the middle of a sermon series called “A New Spirit.” We have been thinking about God’s spiritual gifts and what to do with them. We have thought about gratitude, peace and hope. This weekend we will focus on freedom, which seems appropriate as we prepare for Independence Day celebrations. In Galatians 5,…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Hope

We are in the midst of a “spirited” summer sermon series. The season of Pentecost began on June 9 and we took some time to celebrate God’s gift of the Spirit to the Church. Although Acts 2 describes the Spirit arriving in a dramatic way, there are references to it many years before Pentecost. For…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Peace

A New Spirit of PeaceJohn 14:15-18, 25-27 For centuries Christians have turned to John 14 for strength and assurance and peace—and Jesus delivers! He reiterates the new commandment he has given his disciples—to love others as he has loved them. He gently clarifies how his presence will remain with his disciples. Jesus assures them of…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit of Gratitude

Psalm 13 Dr. Susan Lowe Last weekend, as we began the season of Pentecost, Leigh mentioned in his sermon that no matter what we have going on in our lives, we have hope because of the gift and gifts of the Spirit God continues to pour out on us. He said, “The power of the…

A New Spirit Sermon Series at Beargrass

A New Spirit

When we read about the “birth” of the Church on the Day of Pentecost—the tongues of fire, the sound of a mighty wind, the proclamation of the Good News in many languages—we may think, “What a bizarre, incredible story!” The people seem chaotic and out of control on one hand—and yet caring and compassionate. They…