Not Ashamed

Rekindle the Gift (Traditional)

Rev. Will WhiteOctober 2, 2022All Church

Passage: 2 Timothy 1:1-14



World Communion Sunday October 2, 2022

On Sunday, October 2 2022, Pender Lead Pastor Will White preached on "Rekindle the Gift" based on 2 Timothy 1:1-14.

“Rekindle the gift” is the way the blessing is pronounced. The epistles are full of talk about gifts. Lists abound, hierarchies even of which gifts we ought to seek and which ones the church needs most. But this verse is not talking about those gifts – those individualized but community-supported gifts of the Spirit. Instead, there is something more fundamental here, something deeper and more personal but also more universal. The mentor speaks of grace—the empowering presence of the Spirit and the redeeming love of Christ. It is that which we claim when we first say yes, when we first accept the embrace of Jesus through the arms of the church. Go back, is the advice, and remember who you were and who you are. Go back and look forward. Go back and remember that you’ve been loved from the beginning, whether you knew it or not.

"Rekindle the Gift" is from the new sermon series titled Not Ashamed. This series is about claiming the faith we’ve been given with boldness and enthusiasm. But it is also about honoring those from whom we learned about Christ. So, there can be space for both: making new commitments to following or renewing commitments long standing. We look forward to seeing you!

All of Pender's services are streamed live and in person. Masks are currently optional.

We look forward to seeing you!

All of Pender's services are streamed live and in person. Masks are currently optional.

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