Bonhoeffer and our Life Together

Pastor Chris Seay continues our series considering the lives of important figures throughout Christian history. The faithfulness and sacrifice modeled by Dietrich Bonhoeffer show us who the Church is called to be in the face of bigotry and injustice; a call to embody a faith of courage and empathy.


1 Corinthians 12: 7-20

Psalm 133: 1

Isaiah 53 :1-9

“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others… not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist
for others.”

“The first service one owes to others in a community involves listening to them. Just as our love for God begins with listening to God’s Word, the beginning of love for others is learning to listen to them. God’s love for us is shown by the fact that God not only gives God’s Word but also lends us God’s ear…. We do God’s work for our brothers and sisters when we learn to listen to them.”

“He who loves his dream of a community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of
the latter…”

“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community... Let him who is not in community beware of being alone... Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and the one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation and despair.”

“…alone you stood before God when he called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. If you refuse to be alone you are rejecting Christ's call to you, and you can have no part in the community of those who are called.”
“Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued.”

Worship Set

I Need Thee Every Hour

How Great Thou Art

Nothing But The Blood

Open Up

Let This Heart Not Wander

Come To Me