The Bread of Life

“Be gentle when you touch Bread. Let it not lie, uncared for, unwanted. So often Bread is taken for granted. Beauty of patient toil, wind and rain have caressed it. Christ often blessed it. Be gentle when you touch Bread.” – Freda Elton Young Scripture Reading: John 6:35, 47-51 Questions to Ponder Have you had […]

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A Heart Strangely Warmed

Read Mark 12:28-34a and Galatians 2:16, 3:23-29 and consider the questions below 1. Identify a major turning point in your life. What specific incident made it important? 2. How did you let others know of the “new you?” Have you remained true to your new ideals? 3. What have been the results?

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The Rush is On

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-15 1.  What life-rhythms do you appreciate most? Do others join you in these rhythms? Do some fight or even sabotage your rhythms? 2.  What are the most important traditions you have leading up to Christmas?  What brings you the most joy and satisfaction?  Which of your traditions are the most stressful? 3.  Which of […]

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Matthew 3:13-17 NRSV (Baptism) and Matthew 26:26-30 NRSV (Communion) Sermon Questions: 1.  What stories do you know about your own baptism? 2.  How does the way you live your life reflect your baptism? 3.  United Methodists celebrate an open communion table: open to everyone. Does that enrich your understanding of this sacrament? 4.  Is communion a living experience for you? If so, […]

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