Stories of life transformation have been part of the Church since its earliest days, because God wants to remake us and include us in the grand narrative of redemption and restoration he is telling in the world. Below, see how God has been at work in the lives of members of the Third Church community.
A compilation of community reflections on hope at Third Church RVA.
Bob & Elaine share their story of reaching out in love to the international student community in Richmond.
On Easter morning we rejoice that Christ's victory over death is also our victory over sin, for through the Spirit we have power to live in Christ.
At its core, Lust is treating another human being--another child of God--as though they were merely objects available to satisfy our physical passions.
While God’s anger is always driven by love, our anger is nearly always driven by selfish desire. Through Jesus Christ, God seeks to heal our anger and make it his kind of anger, an anger driven by love.
Envy has been called "the silent sin" because we seldom admit whom and what we envy. When it is full-blown, Envy is a desire that our neighbor actually lose his or her advantage or possession, while we gain it, instead.
Gluttony is an intensified appetite for things that do not ultimately satisfy. Thus, the ancients condemned gluttony not because of what it does to the body, but what it does to the soul.
Sloth, or spiritual apathy, encourages us to hunger and thirst after the wrong things, and be satisfied with staying right where we are.
It's hard to deny the power of money has over us, but Jesus invites us to be liberated from greed, and to rightly order our relationship to our possessions.
Pride is often considered the root of all other sins. Pride is difficult to eradicate because it is encouraged in the culture in which we live, and because it is with us all the time, especially among those of us who are "good."