It’s Our (Other) Middle Name – 24 September 2017
LEFC turns 125 years old this year. To mark this 125th year, Pastor Matt will preach a special set of sermons over the course of the whole year that revisit and reflect and reconnect with the core values that have under-girded and shaped our church for the last 125 years. This series is called “Gospel Roots (1892-2017)” because it’s will be about going back to the basics, back to the foundational root system that our church is based upon and gets its life from. We will remind ourselves again and again who we are, where we came from, and what we are here together for. Our Gospel Roots.
The word “free” in our name actually refers to our form of church government: how we organize and direct our affairs as a church, and how we are structured and ordered and governed. In that sense, we are “free.”
We are what is called “congregational” which means that we are autonomous or self-governing as a congregation. We are free of outside control. But the church is not the building. The church is People. The Church is Local, the Church is Global, and the Church is Christ.
Pastor Matt preaching on 1 Corinthians 1:2.
Full manuscript available at Pastor Matt’s blog.
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