The Beloved Community

In the Upper Room on the night before He was crucified, Jesus left all of us with his greatest teaching on community. Theologians call these teachings “the Farewell Discourses”, and you can read it all in John 13-17. Most of us know that he tells us to love one another, and of course this remains an important and necessary charge. At the same time, being a disciple of Jesus in the early church and today, means to love the whole of creation – all the people of God – not simply loving those with whom one is already in communion. The mind and skillset required to love both inside and outside the Church have merged.

In the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we’re calling this series “The Beloved Community: no greater love”. Join GraceCity for 12 weeks in 2022 as we unpack the greatest teaching ever given on how we are to spend ourselves in the love of community.

The Time Has Come for the Beloved Community
Pastor Corey Barnes
John 13:1-5
January 16, 2022

The Different Way to Beloved Community
Pastor Bob Bingham
John 13:31-38
January 23, 2022

The Way to the Father
Pastor Bob Bingham
John 14:1-14
January 30, 2022

The Way to Peace
Pastor Corey Barnes
John 14:15-27
February 6, 2022

The Declaration of Dependence
Pastor Corey Barnes
John 15:1-11
February 13, 2022

The Way of Love Part I: Command and Call
Pastor Bob Bingham
John 15:12-17
February 20, 2022

The Way of Love Part II: Love Amidst Hate
Pastor Bob Bingham
John 15:17-16:4

February 27, 2022

The Way of the Holy Spirit
Pastor Corey Barnes
John 16:5-15

March 6, 2022

The Way Ahead
Dr. Christin Hanigan
John 16:16-33

March 13, 2022

Praying for the Way of Glory
Pastor Corey Barnes
John 17:1-5

March 20, 2022

The Way of Being Sent
Pastor Bob Bingham
John 17

March 27, 2022

The Way of Unity
Pastor Bob Bingham
John 17:20-26

April 3, 2022