Jesus is Thirsty

John 4: 5-29 Sermon Notes: 1. Who might you talk with about your beliefs? 2. Could you ask a friend if they would like to pray with you?Why, or why not? 3. What distracts you enough to “leave your jar”? 4. Can you draw water for Jesus?

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They Called Her Moses

(Cantata performed by the LOUMC Chancel Choir) Arr. Robert DeCormier Sermon Notes: 1. What is inspiring about Harriet Tubman? 2. What are causes you have invested in? 3. Have you ever encountered unintended consequences? 4. What are ways you seek justice and love mercy? 5. How might we walk in humility with God?

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I’m Tempted

Matthew 4: 1-11 Sermon Notes: 1. How was Jesus tempted? 2. In what ways are you vulnerable to temptation? 3. What is the big deal about succumbing to temptation? 4. How do you avoid responding to temptation?

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Transfigured

Exodus 24: 12-18; Matthew 17: 1-9 Sermon Notes: 1. What is the difference between being transformed and transfigured? 2. If people could see the best of who you are, what would they see? 3. Who would you like to join you in a spiritual mountain top experience?

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Have You Heard?

Matthew 5:38-48 Ephesians 1:7-12 Sermon Notes: 1. To what degree are you able to draw strength from the Ephesians passage? 2. How does knowing Jesus make you different? 3. Why is being different difficult? 4. What about Jesus’ commands are most difficult for you?

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Do You Love Me?

1 John 4:7-12 Sermon Notes: 1. 4 types of Love:parental–storge, brotherly–philia, erotic–eros, unconditional–agape 2. Why is it so difficult to experience unconditional love? 3. How does the “world” tend to confuse love? 4. Why is it so important to learn to let God love us?

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You Are Invited

Matthew 22:1-14 Sermon Notes: 1. How can you be more available to rejoice in the Lord? 2. Will you say yes to God’s invitation to come and celebrate? 3. Why do some people seem uninterested in rejoicing with God? 4. How do you respond to the notion of judgement?

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The Key to Contentment

Philippians 4:10-13; Matthew 20:1-16 Sermon Notes: 1. How would you feel if called early to work? 2. How would you feel if called last in the day? 3. What helps you feel content, at peace? 4. What helps you fit into “God’s economy”?

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