First Presbyterian Church
6470 Main Street, Gloucester, Virginia
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Fifth Sunday in Lent
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM are our worship times.
Sermon title: “If . . . Then”
Based on these scriptures: Psalm 51, Romans 3:21-26, Matthew 18:23-35
Debts, trespasses, sins . . . no matter how you pray the Lord’s Prayer, the concept is the same. God’s forgiveness of our sins is to be made manifest in our forgiveness of those who sin against us. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to ask God to forgive us as we forgive those around us. The Lord’s Prayer intentionally puts mercy and forgiveness at the center of all of our relationships.
Join with God's people this week in worship!
Meet Pastor DougOur Pastor, Rev. Dr. Douglas (Doug) Nagel, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation. Rev. Nagel's sermons are full of insightful stories that have real-life meaning and scriptural relevance, all while being engaging and full of life-force.
Hebrews 12:1-2, 20-24, 1 John 1:1-3 and 1 Corinthians 12:7, 3:21-23
Communion is fellowship: fellowship with God, fellowship with other believers here on earth, but also a fellowship with the Church Triumphant, those who have gone to be with the Lord and with whom we will be reunited someday. This is both our present experience and our future hope that God has given us in Christ.