The weekly sermon podcast of Grantham Church. Grantham is an intergenerational, convergent, third way congregation with the Brethren in Christ US, and located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Visit us online at granthamchurch.org.
Christ and Culture (3 of 7)
The Bible tells us that God’s people are exiles on the earth until Christ returns and brings the fullness of his Kingdom. In the meantime, we want to be faithful to Jesus as we embody the good news and navigate this present evil age. We enter the culture and affirm what we can, to be sure. But there will be times when we must resist dehumanizing beliefs and behaviors of the world. In the third message of our series, Pastor David calls us to confront the idols of culture with the gospel of Jesus.
Christ and Culture (2 of 7)
We were created to be God’s image-bearers and culture-makers. We can see from the very beginning that God wants us to make things and make meaning that reflects his glory in the world and leads to human flourishing. Therefore, he wants us to partner with him in bringing more of the Kingdom to earth through our work and influence, right where we live. In the second message of our series, Pastor David shares how disciples of Jesus are called to seek the good of the city as citizens of heaven.
Christ and Culture (1 of 7)
In the World but Not of It John 17:15-19; Ephesians 5:8-16; Colossians 1:15-20 The Bible makes a clear distinction between the people of God and the rest of the world. It’s important for “us” to see that, while also recognizing how Jesus reveals that God’s posture toward “them” is loving, reconciling, and redemptive. And this […]
Meals with Jesus (7 of 7)
Jesus didn’t leave his disciples with just words and stories to remember him by, but rather a commemorative meal that is full of rich meaning, symbolism, and power. And it’s in this meal—the table of the new covenant—that we discover the sort of salvation that Christ offers those who will eat and drink in remembrance of him. In this final message of the Meals with Jesus series, Pastor David invites us to embrace a table-centered faith and embody the gospel when we gather at the table with others.
Meals with Jesus (6 of 7)
Have you ever noticed how people tend to lean in and listen carefully when a speaker starts to tell a personal story from their life? Sharing stories of our own experiences (or the experiences of others) can help us visualize a concept or a teaching lived out. Stories also help us connect emotionally to the speaker and message, which can then inspire us to action and change. In Stories From the Table, we have invited several congregants to share how they have discovered God’s blessings at the table. May their stories move us all to follow Jesus with a table-centered faith.
Meals with Jesus (5 of 7)
Jesus continued to have meals with people even after his crucifixion. Luke tells us that the resurrected Jesus had a lengthy conversation with two disciples who revealed their true thoughts and feelings. They shared all their misunderstandings and acknowledged their disappointment, grief, and pain. And after listening a bit, Jesus then opened their eyes and hearts to God’s plan and his good future. In the fifth message in our series, Pastor David invites us to have the same experience at the table.