Sunday, February 3, 2019

Theme: What in the Bible Makes us Curious?

Questions: How did Noah stop the animals from eating one another on the ark? Did God have to work special magic?

Where did Jesus get his money to live on to be able to preach?

Why do we never hear of miracles anymore? They seemed so common in the Bible are we just too skeptical today?

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 - Questions of Mary, Joseph, and the Birth Narrative

Scriptures

Luke 1:26-31, 34-35, 38

Matthew 1:18-21

Matthew 2:9-11

Matthew 2:13-15, 19-21

Hymns and Other Music

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Shine, Jesus, Shine

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Reflection Questions

What qualities in Mary do you admire?

What are the qualities in Joseph that you admire?

What are some gifts that made a difference in your life?

Have you ever had the intuition that something was about to happen and did it affect your actions?

Further Exploration

Exodus 1:8-12 - connected to Egypt

Luke 1:39-56 - Mary

Luke 2:39-51 - Mary and Joseph

John 2:3-5; 19:25-27 - Mary

Acts 1:14 - Mary

Sermon Series

Exploring the Questions

January 27th - Questions of Ordering the Religious and Biblical Life

When in the calendar do all of the holidays really fall and why did it change?

Who decided what books were put in the bible and why those books?

February 3rd - What in the Bible Makes us Curious?

February 10th - Living Well

February 17th - Living Well: Understanding Relationships of Caesar and God

February 24th - Other Religions

March 3rd - Discernment/Prayer/Conversation

March 10th - Why do some choose negativity?

March 17th - Exploring Forgiveness

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - "Claiming Our Worth"

Scriptures

Isaiah 43:1-7

Psalm 29:3-4, 9

Acts 8:14, 17

Hymns and Other Music

Wonder

Standing on the Promises

When Peace like a River

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring

Guide My Feet

Reflection Questions

What does it mean to you that God knows you by name?

When have you felt the most alone? Why?

What does it mean to you to have as much worth as those considered the most powerful and influential in the world?

What fear do you wish you could rid yourself of for all time?

How do you feel when God stands with you?

Sermon Series

Exploring the Questions

January 20th - Questions of Mary, Joseph and the Birth Narrative

January 27th - Questions of Ordering the Religious and Biblical Life

February 3rd - What in the Bible Makes us Curious

February 10th - Living Well

February 17th - Living Well: Understanding Relationships of Caesar and God

February 24th - Other Religions

March 3rd - Discernment/Prayer/Conversation

March 10th - Why do some choose negativity?

March 17th - Exploring Forgiveness

Christmas Eve 2018

Scriptures

Isaiah 9:2-7

Psalm 96:1-4

Luke 2:5-7, 13-14

Hymns and Other Music

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Still, Still, Still

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Mary Did You Know

There’s a Song in the Air

Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Angels We Have Heard on High

O, Holy Night

Once in Royal David’s City

Silent Night

Joy to the World

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - "Worthless to Relief"

Scriptures

Luke 1:46-55

Psalm 126

Hymns and Other Music

My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout

People, Look East

To a Virgin Meek and Mild

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

Joy to the World

Reflection Questions

How do you feel God has favored you?

Have you ever made decisions that resulted in someone having more compassion on you?

Have you ever experienced or witnessed the cliché “pride goes before the fall.”?

When have you been the receiver of mercy?

How have you experienced a change in circumstance from crying to joy? What caused the change?

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - "Barriers"

The second Sunday of Advent is centered on the theme of peace.

Scriptures

Malachi 3:1-4

Luke 3:1-6

Hymns and Other Music

Prepare the Way, O Zion

My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout

To Hear the Angels Sing

Noel

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Reflection Questions

Who do you listen if you want your life to change?

Have you wanted God to speak to you?

What are you willing to change in your life for peace?

What does peace mean to you?

What does it mean to live at peace with God?

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