“Of all the spiritual disciplines, it is the discipline of prayer that brings us into the deepest and highest work of the human spirit. Real prayer is life-creating and life-changing.”

Richard Foster (Quaker), The Celebration of Discipline

Mark 1: 32-39; 1 Corinthians 3:9
Questions for Consideration:
1. What is the purpose of prayer? Do you believe prayer really changes things?
2. Who was/has been your strongest prayer model in life?
3. Talk about the key Richard Foster prayer quote that Pastor Michelle shared in her sermon. What would happen if you took it to heart?
4. What are your greatest challenges with prayer? What would help?

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Luke 10:38-42; Ephesians 2:8

Guiding Questions:
1. Scripture makes a case for ‘salvation by faith alone,’ yet it speaks regularly of ‘good works.’ So, which is it? Or is it both?
2. How is Luke’s story of Jesus’ good friends, Mary and Martha representative of this tension?
3. Grace is about relationship and based on love, yet there are subtle dangers in practicing our new life of love and grace. Good things go askew when humanity decides what it means to live as ‘Christian.’ For example…
4. Which ‘means of grace’ seems easiest or most challenging for you? Are there other practices you would add to either list?
5. What might sabotage your efforts to ‘grow deeper in love and grace’ with God and others? How might you combat it?

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Mark 16:15
“Go into the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

2020 VISION Announcement Day! Click below to hear Jeff Mattern, chair of the 2020 VISION campaign share the totals of commitments made to our capital campaign thus far as well as the amount of the First Fruit offering!

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Me, Sacrifice?

Romans 12:1-31

Sermon Notes:
1. When have you benefited by self sacrifice?
2. How does God’s love help you understand sacrifice?
3. What do you think of when you hear about giving of your self?

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What’s New

Celebration Sunday and Confirmation Sunday

The Revelation 21: 1-6

Sermon Notes:

  1. What seems old or worn out to you?
  2. What new thing restores joy to your heart?
  3. How do you feel when waiting for something new?
  4. How does your confidence in Christ give you hope?

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