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I am currently sitting in a morning worship with 300+ 3rd-6th graders at Journey Camp.  First off let me say that their level of Worship is contagious and full of energy. Just a few minutes ago the Worship leader lead the children in the singing of Romans 8:31-39. Nothing can separate us...

Think about that for just a minute. Nothing can come between us and our God. Sure when we sin we do cause a "distance" between us and God, but His Love for us does not change. Disappointed, sure but still there is still love. 

Read this section of verses;

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

To hear the children "sing" this truth caused me to be reminded of this very thing. Today as you go about your work and/or your household responsibilities remember this very truth - NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

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Struggles - 1 Thessalonians

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We want to welcome each one of you to Union Avenue this morning! If you are a first time guest, would you take just a moment and fill out the information section of your "Order of Worship" and turn it in when the offering plates are passed before my message? 

Struggles, we all have them. We struggle as individuals, as a family, in the midst of national crisis and even as a the church. A struggle is a time to reflect, to understand and to learn. 

Today we will begin our new summer series looking at the struggles that the church in Thessalonica dealt with in regards to their beginning.  The city of Thessalonica was full of people that were overwhelmed with real life struggles and were in need of a life changing transformation. The city was very diverse. Within the area were a number of Romans, Greeks, and Jews and the religious landscape was foggy at best.  In Acts 17:1-9 as we are introduced to the area we begin to see a passion on the part of Paul to lead the city.

Today’s main point will be  "The Gospel Motivates and The Gospel Transforms." For Paul's young church plant to grow and survive in such a diverse culture Paul knew that the Gospel would indeed have to motivate and transform the culture, the community and the entire area. We also at UABC need to have the Gospel continue to motivate and transform us as we navigate our individual struggles and corporate struggles. - Serving Him, Pastor Jeff

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