Themes for 2021
Our focus as we worship,
study & serve together
Themes for 2021
Each year, Senior Pastor John Munro presents a set of biblical themes to challenge our staff and congregation and provide a focus for the year as we worship, study, and serve together.
Join us on Sundays in January, as Pastor Munro preaches a short series of messages on our 2021 themes.
OBEY THE WORD OF GOD
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
— James 1:22–25
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation…
— 1 Peter 2:1–2
PRESERVE THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
— Psalm 133
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call — one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
— Ephesians 4:1-6
STAND FIRM IN THE GOSPEL OF GOD
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you — unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…
— 1 Corinthians 15:1–4
By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.
— 1 Peter 5:12
WAIT FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS
…And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
— 1 Thessalonians 1:10
…Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…
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Our current Sunday message series with Pastor Munro
Who is Jesus?
This is the most important question that anyone can ever ask. Jesus is the central figure of all human history and of eternity. He is the King and the only One who can forgive our sins.
The Gospel of Matthew helps us understand who Jesus is. He is the long-promised Messiah of the Old Testament and our unique sinless Savior, who conquers sin, Satan, and death and reigns eternally as King of kings.
Do you know this Jesus?
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During our 25-minute radio broadcast, Pastor Munro invites you to participate in daily Bible study. He offers clear, insightful Bible teaching and will challenge you each for a personal response to the truth of God's Word: "What's your verdict?"
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The world is in a time of crisis. The coronavirus has impacted many globally and right here in Charlotte. With businesses, restaurants, schools, and churches being closed indefinitely, we need to find a way to stay connected. While we can't meet together in a building, we can use technology.
We invite you to join us as Pastor Munro shares on Facebook Live during this challenging time. The threat of disease can be scary, but God’s Word tells us to, “Fear not!” Let’s unite in Bible study and prayer, help those in need, and use this time to grow closer with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Grab your Bible and open the living Word of God with Pastor Munro!
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"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." — Isaiah 41:10
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Next Steps in Following Jesus
10–Day Plan by Dr. Munro
on YouVersion Bible App
10-Day Plan Now Available on the YouVersion Bible App
A new devotional reading plan by Pastor Munro, Next Steps in Following Jesus, is now available on the YouVersion Bible app! Pastor Munro challenges new or longtime believers to continue to grow in their journey as a follower of Christ, highlighting a different Bible passage each day.
"Next Steps" is Pastor Munro's second plan for the app, following Turning off the Noise, a 7-day plan.
To check it out, download the free YouVersion Bible app at iTunes or Google Play or see it online at Bible.com. Within the app, choose "Plans" and then search for "next steps" or "munro" to find the plan — then "Start Plan" to begin reading!
First released in 2008, YouVersion is one of the most popular Bible mobile apps, providing the text of the Bible on more than 240 million mobile devices around the world.In addition to providing the text of the Bible in 1000+ languages, the YouVersion app provides a library of Bible reading plans and devotionals to encourage mobile users to engage directly with God's Word.