Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Romans 5:1-11 (NIV)
Whatever your age, your race, your occupation, your hobbies, we invite you to join us as together we learn more about what it means to be God's people, needing and experiencing God's grace and forgiveness, in our world today.
Sunday, March 19: Eastern Mennonite School Touring Choir program here at 7 pm. Please bring finger foods to share following the program.
Sunday, March 26:
Sunday, April 2: MYF Taco Bar Fundraiser right after church.
Thursday, April 13: Maundy Thursday light meal, communion and foot washing at 6 pm.
Friday, April 14: Good Friday Community Service at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church at 7 pm.