Presented on 10/11/20 by Pastor Steve at Curwensville Alliance.
This week’s video didn’t work as well as we’d hoped, but it’s here for you. The actual service video will begin after the elder prayer.
As we’ve said, The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ way of telling us that we’re seeing things backwards. From the start, where he notes that poor in spirit being blessed, throughout the message, he shows us that life is different than we think.
In this message, I try to help you see that theme as it runs, even through Jesus’ teaching on prayer.
Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 8/30/20 at 10:45 AM by Pastor Steve Shields
You probably became familiar with the phrase, Semper Fi through the United States Marine Corps. It’s a short version of the Latin, Semper Fidelis. It means always faithful. Or perhaps more literally, “Always marked by fidelity.” The earliest recorded use of the phrase dates back to a town of Abbeville in France almost 700 years ago. The US Marines adopted it in 1883.
It’s a great moto.
Always faithful…. To what? I guess it might mean always faithful to the flag. Or always faithful to the Commander in Chief. Or always faithful to the government – of the people, by the people, and for the people. Or always faithful to one another – as brothers fighting shoulder to shoulder.
Probably all of the above.
At the most basic level, I would hope that Marines – and any other person serving their country – would be faithful to their office.
-What is your office? -I am a United States Marine, sir. -Then be true to that office. Act like it.
I would hope that when a Marine says “Semper Fi” he or she is saying, “I am what a Marine is supposed to be.”
And followers of Jesus… we should be what we’re supposed to be.
In this worship service, we look at Fidelity in the kingdom.
Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 8/23/20
In The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks of what life is like in the kingdom.
Something he addresses is the idea of living honorably — honoring God by honoring others.
In this worship service, we discover where to find honor and how to live honorably.
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