Some of you may have taken civics classes when you were going through school. Civics is the study of the rights and obligations of citizens in society. For example, we would consider voting for our elected leaders to be both a right and an obligation. Today I would like to discuss civility. This word carries a somewhat different but related meaning. Civility can be defined as formal politeness and courtesy in behavior and speech, without qualification. When I say, without qualification, it means that we are to treat others with politeness and courtesy in behavior and speech both when we agree and when we disagree with them. The proper way to exercise our rights and obligations as citizens of the United States is by pursuing positive, constructive, and yes, polite and courteous conversation with other people. Christians should lead the way in both civility and civics.
May 2, 2021 Worship Service
Scripture Reading: 1 John 4:7-21
Sermon: “New Growth” – John 15:1-11 – Pastor Mark Rogers
April 25, 2021 Worship Service
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23
Sermon: “Love One Another” – 1 John 3:11-24 – Pastor Mark Rogers
April 18, 2021 Worship Service
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36b-48
Sermon: “Living Proof” – John 20:24-31 – Pastor Mark Rogers
April 18, 2021 Ladies Sunday School Class
Unit: The Essentials of Christianity
Lesson #7: The Return of Jesus
Teacher: Theresa Caroon
The OFBC Ladies Sunday School lesson for April 18, 2021 is from our Bible Studies for Life quarterly material by Lifeway but presented so that a quarterly is NOT required to study along with us.