SUNDAY'S sermon

January 23, 2022



In the same way we inherit various legacies from the families we come from – some good and some not-so-good – the Church in all her beautiful brokenness has also left a variety of legacies. This week we look at another word and experience we’re all bound to react to in one way or another: Healing.


Healing isn’t the “Main Thing” in the Book of Acts. It’s not the apostles’ primary mission, although it oftentimes becomes the ‘Main Attraction,’ in the Church – past and present. When it comes to healing – like the Legacy of Conversion – it’s hard to sift through those blessings and bruises. In varying degrees, the tension between faith, healing, science and medicine has been layered onto the Church. What do we believe about God’s power to heal? What’s the blessing of the Church’s Legacy of Healing? What's part of the bruising?


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Scripture Children's Message: Janet Young, Executive Director of Church-wide & Children's Ministries


Scripture Readings:

- Acts 5:12-16  (NRSV)

- Acts 3:1-10 (NRSV)


Music:


My Faith Has Found A Resting Place

Lidie Hornsby Edmunds

Public Domain

Played by John Howard, Director of Music & Worship Arts


Healer

Mike Guglielmucci

© 2007 Planetshakers Ministries Int. Inc. 

Played and sung by Josh James, Contemporary Worship Leader

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