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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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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Psalm 84: 1-11 Questions to Consider 1. What qualifies as “Worship” for you and why? 2. Consider worship experiences at both our church and other churches you have visited. What makes Worship vital, memorable, or life-changing? Share your worship ideas with us! 3. Talk about five sensory worship. 4. For whom/what group is our worship […]

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Hebrews 4: 12-13; II Timothy 2:15; Romans 12: 2 Consider the following questions in preparation for the sermon: 1. What do you know about how the Bible came together? Might this affect your reading of it? 2. How would you describe your relationship with the Bible? Do you read it and how often? Why read […]

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