Kingdom Living

Selections from Matthew 6 Guiding Questions 1. Describe your feelings when the church begins the Annual Fall Stewardship Campaign. Is your first instinct to stay home with the morning paper and a cup of coffee and/or do you come, hoping to be inspired and challenged anew OR none of the above! If you were the […]

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The Last Word

John 11:32-44 and Revelation 21:1-6a Naming of the Saints Lighting and Chiming Remembering Other Losses with Light Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Into your hands, we commend their Spirits once again “The Reading of the Names”   Congregational Response: We bless your holy name, O God, for all your servants who, having […]

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When Can I See You?

Exodus 33:11-23 Questions to Consider: 1. Moses indicated that God knew him by name (Exodus 33:12). Is that Old Testament ‘talk’ or is that kind of relationship possible today? 2. Compare Exodus 33:11 with Exodus 33:19. How are we to interpret this? 3. How do you sense God’s presence is near? How does it make […]

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Exodus 32: 1-14 Questions to Consider: 1. Based on what you are reading and interpretation of this text, what would you name this sermon and why? 2. How well do you know your own mind? How easily and in what cases are you likely to change your mind? 3. How can we know the mind […]

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Genesis 1: 29-31 World Communion Sunday World Communion Sunday was started in 1940 as a Presbyterian-led initiative of the Federal Council of Churches toward ecumenical celebration of Communion by some Protestants in the United States on the same Sunday at a time when most US Protestant denominations celebrated Communion infrequently (quarterly at most), and rarely […]

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Selections from the Book of Ruth Questions for Consideration: What does this quote mean to you? “The gospel of Christ knows of no religion, but social; no holiness but social holiness. Faith working by love, is the length and breadth and depth and height of Christian perfection.” ~John Wesley Think about ways you and your […]

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1Timothy 6: 11-13; Matthew 13:45, 46 Questions for Consideration: Think about the following statement: “We are trapped in a maze of competing attachments, when we lack a Divine Center, our need for security leads us to an insane attachment to things. We buy things we do not need to impress people we do not like…” […]

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Mark 5, selections James 5:13-16 Questions for Consideration: Think about any services of renewal/reaffirmation in which you have participated: baptism, wedding vow, or healing service. What was it like? How was it helpful in your spiritual journey? Think about a time when you have shared your personal testimony. what was that like? What may prevent […]

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