Welcome to Frame Presbyterian - Where Faith Meets Life
Welcome to Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church – we are a midsized congregation in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., worshipping at the corner of Church Street and Main Street, where Faith meets Life, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Some of us would describe ourselves as progressive, others would describe ourselves as conservative; but we all would describe ourselves as welcoming, caring, and active in working to share the love of God with the community around us. We are open-minded and openhearted as we try to live faithfully in a changing world.
Atonement, At-one-ment, Attunement
January 19, 2020
Texts: Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42
We’ve all heard it said, “Jesus died for our sins” – it’s become a foundational assumption about the Christian story. Indeed, many people believe it is a central part of the Christian story. But in fact, it has not always been a central feature of Christianity, and it may well be that when we tell that story, we miss what Jesus was about. This phrase has become kind of a shorthand for one explanation of what is known as
atonement theology. In this version of the story, the purpose of the life of Jesus was to provide a sacrifice to pay the penalty for all the sins of humankind, past present and future, to restore our relationship with God (and in some versions of this story, to make it possible for us to go to heaven after we die).
There are so many problems with this story that I hardly know where
9:30 a.m. Worship
9:50 a.m. Sunday School
(except summer and holidays)
After Worship - Fellowship Hour