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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…

Beargrass Christian Church Rise Sermon Series

Rise and Be United!

John 17:20-26 Some people have described today’s passage as the conclusion of the “real” Lord’s prayer – it is part of a longer prayer that starts at the beginning of John 17. On the eve of his betrayal and death, Jesus pleads with God. He prays for himself and his disciples. Then he prays for…

But If Not…

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their encounter with King Nebuchadnezzar is a ministry staple in most children’s ministries and one many of us remember fondly from childhood. We look at that story found in Daniel 3 but, we’re stopping short of the whole fiery furnace scene. Wait? What? Is that even allowed?…

Beargrass Christian Church Rise Sermon Series

Rise and Listen

John 10:22-30 We are in the midst of an Easter season sermon series called “Rise!” We are considering qualities of Jesus’ followers and disciples. What does it mean for us to be “Easter people”—people of the resurrection? So far we have been exhorted to believe and follow. This week we are urged to rise and…