FUMC of Arlington

Sermon Series: "God's Family"

Sermon Series: "God's Family"

8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 am in the Sanctuary 

July 7 | "Connect as God’s Family" | Ephesians 2:17-22
Rev. Dr. Chris J. Hayes's first Sunday preaching
We are all a part of God’s great big and amazing family. God’s love claims us and changes our identity from mere strangers into family with God and one another through Jesus Christ. Many things change throughout time, but our connection to God and all of God’s children as family never changes. Who we are as God’s family, how we are claimed by God and represent God to others is a vital part of our identity. What does it mean for us to connect together to God and each other as God’s family? How can we live into our true identity as children of God?

July 14 | "Claimed as Family" | Matthew 3:13-17
Testament Choir Homecoming at 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 am
God claims us as a part of God’s family. Holy Baptism is one of the most beautiful and outwardly visible ways that we see this claim of love and grace upon our life. No matter who is being baptized, a child or an adult, God’s claiming love is present in that act and becomes a reminder to us all that we are adopted as God’s beloved children.

July 21 | "Claiming our Family" | Galatians 3:23-28
God claims us through our baptism, but we are also called to claim others into God’s family and treat them as our own. We have a wonderful reminder of God’s claim on us through the waters of baptism, but how are we reminding others of God’s love and claim upon each of them? How can we not only share God’s love, but also invite people into our lives and invite them to be a part of God’s family with us on an ongoing basis?

Tabernacle Festival at 5:00 pm in the Great Hall.

July 28 | "Sharing our Life" | 1 Thessalonians 2:1-11
No 9:30 am Service on July 28. Join us in the Great Hall for the annual children's musical!
We are claimed as God’s beloved children and we are invited to love others the way that God ha first loved us. Sharing our lives and God’s love is the important combination that allows us to truly connect with other people and the world as a whole. Striving to lead a Christian life means sharing life and faith with those who we can connect to at home, school, work, or anywhere else we might find ourselves.

August 4 | "Sharing Christ’s Life" | 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The sacrament and celebration of Holy Communion reminds us of the sacrifice that God makes for us through Christ Jesus. It is to be a celebration because the sacrifice is not the end of the story, but instead we are Easter people who know the story continues with resurrection. This celebration helps show us that God will and can do anything to share unconditional love and grace so that we might be the people that God desires for us to be. Holy Communion is the most tangible way for us to know that we can trust in God’s unfailing love.

During the month of July the Revive Service will not be meeting in order for our congregation members to become acquainted with Pastor Chris.