These days, when a celebrity or public figure messes up, she's unlikely to earn the forgiveness of the public, even if she offers an apology. Why? Perhaps it's because we fear that, by offering pardon too quickly, we may be giving the guilty incentive to transgress again. This raises the question: Does God's demonstration of amazing grace towards sinful humanity serve as incentive to sin still more? That's the question we'll be exploring as we take a closer look at Paul's letter to the Romans (Romans 6:1-11).
This could very well be the last full online service that we do for the foreseeable future. It was recorded this past Wednesday with certain members of our vestry present as a kind of trial run.
Next week, the Lord willing, we'll be getting together at the same time (Sunday morning, June 14th, 10:30 AM) at the same place (Stone Church). Please remember that there will only be 50 people allowed in the church maximum and that we must all practice social distancing and proper hand sanitizing.
In today's sermon, Terence will be offering some reflections on the civil unrest currently plaguing so many American cities. Of course, racism is an evil that should be named and confronted. However, is there a cure to the virus of hatred? Terence will struggle with this question, basing his response to the words of Jesus in Luke's Gospel.