Meeting Times at 4th United Presbyterian Church

Cafe' Worship: 9:15 a.m. each Sunday in Gathering Hall (activities provided for children; coffee; snacks)
Adult Sunday School: 10 a.m.

Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Bible Study: each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Community Forum: last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. with meal (no community forum in November, 2011)

About the 4th United Presbyterian Bible Blog

Posts on this blog are from me, Rev. George H. Waters, one of the two organizing co-pastors of 4th United Presbyterian Church. Our other organizing pastor was Rev. Sonya McAuley-Allen, who is now pastor of a church in Charlotte, N.C. Since June of 2011, Rev. Elizabeth Peterson has been our parish associate pastor for new church development. The earliest posts are sermon notes from the few I have typed the last two years. Then, there is a series of notes posted on the book of Romans. After that, it varies from week to week, sometimes church news, sometimes reflections on a happening, a passage of scripture, or even some pictures. This blog is meant to open the conversation we have going on in our church to others in our community.

The picture below is of our church's sanctuary, built in 1913.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Concluding Romans 1:18-32

Paul is very concerned to make clear that human beings have the opportunity to "know" God since the nature of God is "made plain" in the creation. As Paul says: "they have no excuse" for failing to give thanks and acknowledge God as creator. As chapter one closes, the immorality of the world at large is described. One thing to note: human beings are condemned for their idolatry. Immorality is actually the punishment/result of idolatry. Wrath is God "giving human beings up/turning away from human beings" who have turned away from God and towards false gods.

That might be something worth reflecting on.

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