EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y., Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — A New Sermon Series from Island Christian Church, a Long Island Evangelical church with campuses in East Northport, Port Jefferson, and Holbrook:
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“I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. ” (1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV)
The first three Sundays in 2016 will help Christ followers and those seeking more from God to hit the ground running through these encouraging messages from Pastor Mike O’Connor, senior pastor of Island Christian Church.
January 3: “We Hold These Truths…” SECURITY… the church as buttress of the truth. Where can we go to find truth? What truth is and where it resides. The duty of the church to be faithful to it. Felt need that it addresses: security. So much changes. God does not. His word is eternal. “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” (Hebrews 12:1) The word of God marks out the track on which we run the race of life.
January 10: “My God, He’s Alive.” SIGNIFICANCE… we do not serve a book, or a principle. Our God lives and is at work in our lives and in His church today. Calling our congregations to expect God to act in the present. As someone famously said: “He is there, and He is not silent.” Raising the level of expectation that God will act as we align with Him and His purposes. Understanding our part and God’s part. How the work of God in our lives builds His fame as He builds our testimony. The importance and place of prayer. Living things grow.
January 17th: “Household of Faith.” STAYING POWER…that you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God… The third and final week would focus on community–the things that enhance it; the things that degrade it. God’s house rules. The organic nature of the Kingdom. The importance of living out what we say we believe, the price of hypocrisy.
The community at Island Christian Church is pursuing the kind of church life set forth in Scripture. The foundations of this church are Spirit-led worship, relevant teaching, authentic relationships, unceasing prayer, and compassionate provision for the needy. We hope you will join us as we strive to demonstrate a compelling faith that will touch the lives of individuals within our larger communities.