Storycatcher Sermon Series at First Parish June 14 Sept. 13. Using the book Storycatcher

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Storycatcher Sermon Series at First Parish June 14 Sept. 13. Using the book Storycatcher"

Transcription

1 Storycatcher Sermon Series at First Parish June 14 Sept. 13 Using the book Storycatcher By Christina Baldwin Over the next year, First Parish plans to continue to explore our theme, What Matters Most through storytelling. This summer you are encouraged to begin this process by following our summer sermon series prompts. Whether you are able to be with us for Sunday worship or not, this is a chance for you to continue to participate with the First Parish community. Please watch our Facebook page ( and website for postings of individual reflections and add your voice to the discussion. We hope that you ll find this to be an enriching exercise and look forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences and responses throughout the summer and this fall. This booklet includes a prompt from the book Storycatcher by Christina Baldwin for each week of the sermon series over the summer. It also includes the scripture passages for that week. We hope you enjoy. June 14 Psalm 92:1-4, Mark 4:26-34 Storycatcher Chapter 1 How Story Connects Us Each of us has someone who put honey in our heart. That person is often an ordinary person who becomes extraordinary through the power to touch another life. (p.25) Tell a story about one of those people from your life.

2 June 21 Psalm 107:1-3, Mark 4:35-41 Storycatcher Chapter 2 The Art of Storycatching Learning to listen with the ear in the heart enhance our ability to become a storycatcher. By making agreements about sharing conversation and the responsibility for listening, we help to hold the story space. Recognizing the need for deliberate conversation in place of speaking merely to hear the sound of one s voice increases the power of story for all participants. And writing take the power of story onto the page, where we can practice the narrative of our lives, looking for what has heart and meaning. (p. 51) When did you claim the right to speak or write your own life? (p. 50) June 28 Psalm 30 Mark 5:21-43 Storycatcher Chapter 3 Why We Make Story Tending the story is priviliege bestowed on Storycatchers by their willingness to receive, report, and protet the world s stories. Storycatchers become the librarians, taking care of the stories that are already there, adding stories to the shelves, and ensuring that the stories remain available for the future. (p.71) What is the story you re tending, the one you ll never let be put out? (p.70)

3 July 5 Mark 6: Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Storycatcher Chapter 4 Story Wakes Us Up Significant events become woven into our ongoing stories as we decide how to gauge their impact on our lives. We remember where we were, what we felt like, how it sounded, how it smelled, and what our reactions were. (p. 94) Describe a world event that changed you. How did the world look to you before it happened? How did the world look to you after it happened? (p.94) July 26 Psalm 14 John 6:1-21 Storycatcher Chapter 5 The Map of a Story-Based Life We all have moments in our lives when we find our depth. Reflection on those times helps to create a story that defines how we live our lives. The responsibility of a Storycatcher is to use the spiral of story and experience to add insight and meaning to our life events. The more deeply we carry the story, the more we can recognize wisdom in our lives and the lives of those around us. (p. 115) Describe a sacrifice you ve made. How did it change you? Would you make the same sacrifice now, knowing what you know? (p.115)

4 August 2 Kent The Whole (Real) Story Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 John 6:24-35 Storycatcher Chapter 6 Creating a Story of the Self We create a story of the self that begins with our birth story and then continues with what we remember, speak, and write about our own lives. We decide throughout this process what we want our lives to include and what kind of legacy we want to leave behind, and then we are challenged to act on this story to become who we say we are. (p. 141) Who are your real-life mentors? What have you learned from them? (p. 141) August 23 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 Storycatcher Chapter 7 How Story Heals Family Heritage Story can help us understand, forgive, and heal family heritage. Storycatchers have a responsibility to make family stories conscious, creating a space in which family truth can be spoken and heard with compassion and a commitment to preservation. (p. 165) What decisions made in the last three generations are you grateful for? What decisions are you making now that you hope your grandchildren will be grateful for? (p. 165)

5 August 30 Psalm 84 John 6:59-69 Storycatcher Chapter 8 The Power of Story in Organizations Storycatchers can be valuable assets to any organization trying to move forward in a thoughtful and ethical way. The Storycatcher can help to preserve the original purpose of the organization while helping to shape the current environment. (p. 190) Describe First Parish. What makes you proud of it? (p. 190) September 6 Isaiah 35:4-7 Mark 7:24-37 Storycatcher Chapter 9 How Story Shapes the Spiritual Dimensions of our Lives Religion is a story. Not just one story, but many stories brought forth to explain the world and our place in it. Throughout our history, the political the structure that governs human society and the religious the structure that governs the creation story have often been in an uneasy dialogue and struggle for power. Every human life and every human society is commissioned to create a workable story between the secular and the spiritual. Storycatchers accept a responsibility to preserve all of the stories, to ensure that generations to come can choose their own religious story. (p.216) What one gift would you take from the universe? What one gift would you give in return? (p.217)

6 September 13 Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 Storycatcher Chapter 10 Taking Our Place in the Order of Things Story is a search for community that allows us to share, build, and learn from each other. Intentional storycatching is a movement in the making, ensuring survival of the stories through oral and written traditions. Recognizing story as an act of citizenship, we know the world can change on a word. Story can save us. We choose whether we want to live in hopefulness or despair. Storycatchers choose hopefulness, knowing that story has the power to change our lives. (p. 236) What is a story of hope that you can share with others?

TRAINING WORSHIP LEADERS

TRAINING WORSHIP LEADERS TRAINING WORSHIP LEADERS SESSION ONE LIVING FOR GOD S GLORY Junko is a gifted singer. She also loves to sing praise songs. So her small group leader asked Junko to use her talents and gifts by becoming

More information

END TIMES Week 2: Let Your Understanding Shape Your Life 1. LEADER PREPARATION

END TIMES Week 2: Let Your Understanding Shape Your Life 1. LEADER PREPARATION This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide END TIMES Week 2: Let Your Understanding Shape Your Life 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW This week builds on the previous lesson by examining

More information

Reading Guide for Reckless Faith

Reading Guide for Reckless Faith Reading Guide for Reckless Faith This entire book is based on biblical truths about God s desire to lead us on an adventure of faithful recklessness. The book is broken into eight chapters that follow

More information

A Military Wife s Spiritual Survival Guide

A Military Wife s Spiritual Survival Guide GOD Strong: A Military Wife s Spiritual Survival Guide By Sara Horn Wives of Faith Founder and President Welcome Thank you for downloading this free supplemental study guide! This guide is designed to

More information

The Father s Heart Luke 15

The Father s Heart Luke 15 The Father s Heart Luke 15 Luke 15:2 This man welcomes sinners and eats with them! 1. Jesus was well known for seeking out lost people ( sinners ), and he delighted in welcoming them to his table. The

More information

The Techniques of Study 3 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible

The Techniques of Study 3 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible The Techniques of Study 3 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible Course Overview On this course you will learn: The first roadblock to overcome so you can successfully learn anything. The three barriers to

More information

Introduction to the Bible Reading Plan

Introduction to the Bible Reading Plan Introduction to the Bible Reading Plan Our leadership team thought that reading the same Bible passages on the same day might be an encouragement and stimulus to all of us. Our prayer is that it contributes

More information

Adoption Awareness Month Daily Prayers

Adoption Awareness Month Daily Prayers Adoption Awareness Month Daily Prayers Begin each day with prayer for the children, their families and those who seek the best for each child. Remember, Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continuously.

More information

The Rebuilt Life: Studies in Nehemiah

The Rebuilt Life: Studies in Nehemiah The Rebuilt Life: Studies in Nehemiah Nehemiah 7 8 Have you ever expressed a big sigh of relief or let out a shout of joy at the completion of an important project? Have you ever patted yourself on the

More information

6 DAY DEVOTION GUIDE FOR FASTING & PRAYER WEEK

6 DAY DEVOTION GUIDE FOR FASTING & PRAYER WEEK 6 DAY DEVOTION GUIDE FOR FASTING & PRAYER WEEK There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who

More information

Copyrighted material

Copyrighted material All Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Cover by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon Cover illustration

More information

Whereas I was Blind, Now I See. John 9: 1-11; 25

Whereas I was Blind, Now I See. John 9: 1-11; 25 Whereas I was Blind, Now I See John 9: 1-11; 25 We all know that great hymn well: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now I m found; was blind, but now

More information

CHAPTER 1: IN AND OUT OF THE FURNACE

CHAPTER 1: IN AND OUT OF THE FURNACE SG 1/15/09.fm Page 1 Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:10 PM Study Guide by Richard T. Case Would you like help making your experience of reading Mastering Monday more real, more relevant to your life and

More information

God: As He Wants You to Know Him Study Guide

God: As He Wants You to Know Him Study Guide God: As He Wants You to Know Him Study Guide Week 1 (Sections 1-2, Chapters 1-3) Day 1 Read Chapter 1 and respond to the following questions: Why and how does the pursuit of knowing God lead to: o A right

More information

Praying Scripture. 1 Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12-13, Matthew 14:23, John 12:27-28 2 Hebrews 4:12

Praying Scripture. 1 Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12-13, Matthew 14:23, John 12:27-28 2 Hebrews 4:12 Praying Scripture For the word of God is living and active.... Hebrews 4:12, NIV The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16, NIV When you pray, do you ever wonder if you re doing

More information

PEOPLE IN GOD S KINGDOM TREAT OTHERS WITH LOVE (B.2.WINTER.11)

PEOPLE IN GOD S KINGDOM TREAT OTHERS WITH LOVE (B.2.WINTER.11) PEOPLE IN GOD S KINGDOM TREAT OTHERS WITH LOVE (B.2.WINTER.11) Biblical Reference Matthew 7:7-12, Summary of the story of Joseph in Genesis Ch.37 and 45. Key Verse Matthew 7:12A Key Concept I am part of

More information

Prayer-Walk and Prayer-Drive

Prayer-Walk and Prayer-Drive Prayer-Walk and Prayer-Drive Throughout the year The Bridge Church participates in several very important events that provide us with an opportunity become involved in a church-wide prayer-walk or prayer-drive.

More information

Truth and Light KOINONIA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012. Rev. Emily Joye McGaughy

Truth and Light KOINONIA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012. Rev. Emily Joye McGaughy Truth and Light KOINONIA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012 Rev. Emily Joye McGaughy First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 145 Capital Ave., NE Battle Creek, MI 49017 269 965 1225 www.fccbc.org Truth

More information

Finding Your Gift: Three Paths to Maximizing Impact in Your Career

Finding Your Gift: Three Paths to Maximizing Impact in Your Career Finding Your Gift: Three Paths to Maximizing Impact in Your Career Do you have a job, or a career? Are you working for a paycheck, or are you working on your life s mission? Would you like to discover

More information

A CLOSER WALK. (name of your church & times of services) Journal

A CLOSER WALK. (name of your church & times of services) Journal Journal A CLOSER WALK David S. Young, 8/25/09, Springs of Living Water. This spiritual disciplines folder is adapted from Appendix 10 of Springs of Living Water, Christ-Centered Church Renewal, (Scottdale:

More information

Getting Started. for Small Group Leaders THE PRAYER COVENANT FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER JERRY R. KIRK. with Stephen D. Eyre

Getting Started. for Small Group Leaders THE PRAYER COVENANT FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER JERRY R. KIRK. with Stephen D. Eyre THE Getting PRAYER Started COVENANT for Small Following Group Jesus Leaders Together THE PRAYER COVENANT FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER Getting Started for Small Group Leaders JERRY R. KIRK with Stephen D. Eyre

More information

Anger. Proverbs 29:11 Matthew 5:21-26 Genesis 4:1-16. Main Point - The wise child, who trusts in God, learns to control his/her anger.

Anger. Proverbs 29:11 Matthew 5:21-26 Genesis 4:1-16. Main Point - The wise child, who trusts in God, learns to control his/her anger. 101 K-5 Joint Group Time Anger Proverbs 29:11 Matthew 5:21-26 Genesis 4:1-16 Main Point - The wise child, who trusts in God, learns to control his/her anger. Memory Verse Ephesians 4:32 This verse can

More information

Navigating the Parent Cue App: Preschool

Navigating the Parent Cue App: Preschool Download the app to your smartphone. Open the app. The first screen you will see is Get Started. This screen explains what a cue is, and how you can incorporate the contents of this app into everyday moments.

More information

THE JOURNEY TOWARD WISDOM: A BIBLE STUDY METHOD FOR ADULTS

THE JOURNEY TOWARD WISDOM: A BIBLE STUDY METHOD FOR ADULTS THE JOURNEY TOWARD WISDOM: A BIBLE STUDY METHOD FOR ADULTS PURPOSE This workshop provides an example of using Bible stories and personal experiences to gain insight into personal faith journeys. Participants

More information

ELIJAH AND THE WIDOW OF ZAREPHATH (C.2.FALL.2)

ELIJAH AND THE WIDOW OF ZAREPHATH (C.2.FALL.2) ELIJAH AND THE WIDOW OF ZAREPHATH (C.2.FALL.2) Biblical Reference 1 Kings 17:7-24 Key Verse Mark 10:27 Key Concept Educational Objectives Life Application Everything is possible with God! For Him nothing

More information

Denver Baptist Church

Denver Baptist Church Denver Baptist Church 2016 Bible Reading Plan All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training that the man of God may be complete, equipped

More information

miracles of jesus 1. LEADER PREPARATION

miracles of jesus 1. LEADER PREPARATION miracles of jesus Week 1: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW One night, Jesus is teaching to a crowded home. Friends

More information

Appendix: Friendly Use of Communication Technology

Appendix: Friendly Use of Communication Technology NOTE TO FRIENDS: This is the draft for a new appendix to NPYM s Faith and Practice, in response to requests for advice and guidelines about staying Quakerly in the use of certain communication technologies.

More information

LESSON 5 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

LESSON 5 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit LESSON 5 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Lesson Objective: In this lesson, kids will discover the different kinds of spiritual gifts that are given by God when a person is filled

More information

J O U R N A L S E A S O N O N E

J O U R N A L S E A S O N O N E JOURNAL SEASON ONE INTRODUCTION In The King of Kings we are going to open the books of 1 and 2 Samuel and discover the rise of a king and the fall of a man. The story of David is one of humility, faith

More information

GOD S BIG STORY Week 1: Creation God Saw That It Was Good 1. LEADER PREPARATION

GOD S BIG STORY Week 1: Creation God Saw That It Was Good 1. LEADER PREPARATION This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide GOD S BIG STORY Week 1: Creation God Saw That It Was Good 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW Exploring the first two chapters of Genesis provides

More information

INSTRUCTIONS for nine month family memorization plan:

INSTRUCTIONS for nine month family memorization plan: INSTRUCTIONS for nine month family memorization plan: 1. Eighteen scripture selections (two per month) will be memorized over the nine month period. 2. Three memorization levels are available for each

More information

Enrich Your Marriage. Kelli B. Trujillo. Indianapolis, Indiana

Enrich Your Marriage. Kelli B. Trujillo. Indianapolis, Indiana Enrich Your Marriage Kelli B. Trujillo Indianapolis, Indiana Copyright 2012 by Kelli B. Trujillo Published by Wesleyan Publishing House Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 Printed in the United States of America

More information

Your Christian School: A Culture of Grace?

Your Christian School: A Culture of Grace? Your Christian School: A Culture of Grace? By Paul David Tripp Michael E. Breece contributor Discussion Guide to be used with the conference on DVD (Ten 25 minute sessions on 3 DVDs) for In Service Days,

More information

This brochure suggests some strategies for helping someone you know who is living with a terminal condition. Understanding emotions and feelings

This brochure suggests some strategies for helping someone you know who is living with a terminal condition. Understanding emotions and feelings This brochure suggests some strategies for helping someone you know who is living with a terminal condition. Finding out that someone you know a relative, acquaintance, workmate, or friend - is going to

More information

Mission and Service Candle-Lighting Services for Worship and Home

Mission and Service Candle-Lighting Services for Worship and Home Mission and Service Candle-Lighting Services for Worship and Home Introduction Here are two ideas for Advent candle-lighting: one for worship services and one to be used at home by your church families.

More information

100 day BIBLE CHALLENGE

100 day BIBLE CHALLENGE 100 day BIBLE CHALLENGE 1000s of Common Grounders will finish this year spiritually strong. How? By reading and reflecting on Scripture every day. Will you join us? Unless you already have your own plan,

More information

THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH AND THEIR PRAISE TO GOD (B.3.FALL.4)

THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH AND THEIR PRAISE TO GOD (B.3.FALL.4) THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH AND THEIR PRAISE TO GOD (B.3.FALL.4) Biblical Reference Genesis 12:6-9 Key Verse Psalm 43:4 Key Concept My faith is expressed in my praise to God Educational Objectives At

More information

creation ; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

creation ; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. [WELCOME TO THE FAMILY] Bible Study #1 INTRODUCTION TO THE WORD OF GOD (Part 1) It is amazing that, when we come to faith in Christ, we truly become a new creation. As it says in 2 Corinthians 5:17: if

More information

AS YOU GO. IJM Mission Training Devotionals

AS YOU GO. IJM Mission Training Devotionals AS YOU GO IJM Mission Training Devotionals INTRODUCTION The IJM Mission Training Devotional materials are intended to assist you and your group or team on the journey of engaging the Spirit of God and

More information

Knowing the Holy Spirit

Knowing the Holy Spirit Knowing the Holy Spirit A closer look at the Holy Spirit and what he does in our lives 6 lesson Speak Talk about what you think WHEN YOU HEAR THE TERM HOLY SPIRIT WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND? HAVE YOU EVER

More information

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling The Central Purpose of Your Life By: Os Guinness

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling The Central Purpose of Your Life By: Os Guinness The Call: Finding and Fulfilling The Central Purpose of Your Life By: Os Guinness Overview by: Joseph McRae Mellichamp, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Management Science The University of Alabama Introduction

More information

Whom Shall I Send? Isaiah 6: 8-13

Whom Shall I Send? Isaiah 6: 8-13 Whom Shall I Send? Isaiah 6: 8-13 Isaiah lived in a day much like ours. The people of Judah had developed a sense of arrogance toward God. They were His chosen people; He had brought them out of Egypt,

More information

7.1.1 The church is Christ together with his people called both to worship and to serve him in all of life.

7.1.1 The church is Christ together with his people called both to worship and to serve him in all of life. Living Faith: Chapter 7 - "God's Church" Page 1 of 6 Living Faith - Chapter 7 - God's Church 7.1 The Church 7.1.1 The church is Christ together with his people called both to worship and to serve him in

More information

Lost in the Middle The struggles of midlife begin long before midlife Don t wait until you re lost.

Lost in the Middle The struggles of midlife begin long before midlife Don t wait until you re lost. Lost in the Middle The struggles of midlife begin long before midlife Don t wait until you re lost. By Paul David Tripp Michael E. Breece contributor Discussion Guide to be used with the conference on

More information

Engage Bible Study Psalm 100 April 27 29, 2015

Engage Bible Study Psalm 100 April 27 29, 2015 1 Engage Bible Study Psalm 100 April 27 29, 2015 Welcome back to Engage. Next week will be our final session of this semester. We ll have a little fun, review core themes from our work in the psalms and

More information

Study Sheet The Shack, by William P. Young Windblown Media, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

Study Sheet The Shack, by William P. Young Windblown Media, Los Angeles, CA, 2007 Please read chapters 1-4 (if not the entire book) before the first class. Forward p. 7-13 1. How are we introduced to Mack? to his father? (Keep these in mind as we discuss the rest of the book.) 2. What

More information

Religious and moral education Principles and practice

Religious and moral education Principles and practice Religious and moral education Principles and practice Why is religious and moral education important for all children and young people? 1 What do children and young people achieve through learning in religious

More information

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES COMPANION. Bible Studies and Practices to Transform Your Soul. Jan Johnson

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES COMPANION. Bible Studies and Practices to Transform Your Soul. Jan Johnson SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES COMPANION Bible Studies and Practices to Transform Your Soul Jan Johnson Contents Introducing Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies................ 7 Section 1: Solitude & Silence...................

More information

FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS

FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS This study is designed to help us deal honestly and fully with any unforgiveness that may be in our hearts. Have you ever found yourself making (or thinking!) any of the following

More information

THANK YOU HOW TO MULTIPLY LEADERS NOTE STORIES.CITYHOPE.CC CONNECT WITH US

THANK YOU HOW TO MULTIPLY LEADERS NOTE STORIES.CITYHOPE.CC CONNECT WITH US THANK YOU Please accept our sincerest thanks for hosting a Fusion group this semester. It is people like yourself who are key in helping to establish the health and longevity of City Hope Church. Your

More information

Collects for Mothering Sunday

Collects for Mothering Sunday Mothering Sunday Prayers Collects for Mothering Sunday God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen

More information

Unit 12 KS2 Key theme: The Journey of Life and Death Year 6 Summer Term

Unit 12 KS2 Key theme: The Journey of Life and Death Year 6 Summer Term Unit 12 KS2 Key theme: The Journey of Life and Death Year 6 Summer Term ABOUT THIS UNIT: This unit enables to children to reflect on emotions and feelings linked to celebration and loss and investigate

More information

Sojourn Family, Much Love, Jeremy Linneman Pastor of Community Life jlinneman@sojournchurch.com

Sojourn Family, Much Love, Jeremy Linneman Pastor of Community Life jlinneman@sojournchurch.com Sojourn Family, Over the next five months, we are exploring the fantastic Old Testament book of Exodus. You likely know Exodus as the great narrative of God s redemption of his people from Egypt, and you

More information

The CHRISTIAN STUDENT INITIATIVE

The CHRISTIAN STUDENT INITIATIVE PLANNING YOUR TIME WITH GOD The CHRISTIAN STUDENT INITIATIVE Planning Your Time With God Text by Brian Weed The Christian Student Initiative This booklet is part of the Living Series, a set of publications

More information

WEEK ONE: The Fullness of God Genesis through Revelation Small Group Plan

WEEK ONE: The Fullness of God Genesis through Revelation Small Group Plan WEEK ONE: The Fullness of God Genesis through Revelation Small Group Plan Theme: God wants us to surrender all corners of our lives and hearts to Him so he can fill us with His grace, love, power, and

More information

God in Heaven?? ThaT you are going to be with. Why should I let you into My Heaven? If God were to ask you, what would you say?

God in Heaven?? ThaT you are going to be with. Why should I let you into My Heaven? If God were to ask you, what would you say? 2 ThaT you are going to be with God in Heaven?? If God were to ask you, Why should I let you into My Heaven? what would you say? Not sure? Then this booklet has... 3 The best news 4 You Could ever hear!

More information

Hebrews - Lesson 9 (Chapter 7:11-28) Opening. Introduction to Lesson 9 study

Hebrews - Lesson 9 (Chapter 7:11-28) Opening. Introduction to Lesson 9 study Hebrews - Lesson 9 (Chapter 7:11-28) Opening Ice breaker question: Do you have any follow-up questions from the Hebrews review? Introduction to Lesson 9 study This is the perfect place to pick up our study

More information

1 rethinking the Ten Commandments: Why Ten Commandments? The Backstory September 4, 2011 Rev. George S Reynolds

1 rethinking the Ten Commandments: Why Ten Commandments? The Backstory September 4, 2011 Rev. George S Reynolds 1 We all have rules. Some we keep, some we don t. Some we expect others to keep, even if we don t. After all isn t a person s ability to keep the rules we create what we base our relationships on? You

More information

GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE

GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE Extra JUL Y AUG SEPT 2015 GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE A BIBLE READING PUBLICATION How to Use the Encounter with GodExtra Discussion Guide The Encounter with GodExtra Discussion Guide is a companion to Scripture

More information

SESSION 5. Video Outline. 1. God is present everywhere, all the time. God s immeasurable presence sustains the. (Acts 17:28)

SESSION 5. Video Outline. 1. God is present everywhere, all the time. God s immeasurable presence sustains the. (Acts 17:28) 18 SESSION 5 (A) GOD IS PRESENTRESENT EVERYWHERE (A) Video Outline 1. God is present everywhere, all the time. God s immeasurable presence sustains the. (Acts 17:28) 2. God reveals His presence in different

More information

Prayer Basics. Adults

Prayer Basics. Adults Prayer Basics for Adults Lesson 3: What Should We Pray About? (A study guide resource built to accompany the book Prayer Basics: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Prayer and brought to you by

More information

KEY QUESTIONS Lesson 1 - Creation and the Environment

KEY QUESTIONS Lesson 1 - Creation and the Environment KEY QUESTIONS Lesson 1 - Creation and the Environment What do you like/dislike about your environment? How would you care for... e.g. a friend, a pet? What makes a person/thing special? What does the Bible

More information

Discussion Guidelines and Film Study Guide Standing in the Gap: Student Voices in Reconciliation A film by Glen Kinoshita

Discussion Guidelines and Film Study Guide Standing in the Gap: Student Voices in Reconciliation A film by Glen Kinoshita Discussion Guidelines and Film Study Guide Standing in the Gap: Student Voices in Reconciliation A film by Glen Kinoshita The documentary film Standing in the Gap: Student Voices in Reconciliation features

More information

Hello God? #3 - How to Screw Up Your Prayers. Matthew 6: Lifepath Church. October 25, 2015

Hello God? #3 - How to Screw Up Your Prayers. Matthew 6: Lifepath Church. October 25, 2015 1 Hello God? #3 - How to Screw Up Your Prayers Matthew 6: 9-13 Lifepath Church October 25, 2015 There are many startling promises about prayer in the Bible. Here is what we are told in 1 John 5: And we

More information

Understanding Soul Mate Relationships

Understanding Soul Mate Relationships 1 Understanding Soul Mate Relationships And How To Prepare For Your Divine Partner By Pamela Dussault of Passage To Inner Joy 2 What is a Soul Mate? A soul mate is a person whose soul has come into your

More information

Leading Effective Discussions Psalm 19 The Law of the Lord is Perfect

Leading Effective Discussions Psalm 19 The Law of the Lord is Perfect Precept Ministries International 14 Holiday Drive Brantford, Ontario N3R 7J4 Leading David writes, The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul. :7 Do you believe it?, is a song celebrating God s perfect

More information

God s Mission for My Life: Rick Warren: Principal #5

God s Mission for My Life: Rick Warren: Principal #5 God s Mission for My Life: Rick Warren: Principal #5 Jesus: In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world. John 17:18 (The Message) The most important thing

More information

Council of Catholic School Parents. Prayers for Meetings

Council of Catholic School Parents. Prayers for Meetings Council of Catholic School Parents Prayers for Meetings Opening Prayers for Parent Meetings These prayers are offered as a practical way for members of the school community to come together in prayer,

More information

Illustration Created by Dan Romlein. Beneath the Surface Current Sermon Series

Illustration Created by Dan Romlein. Beneath the Surface Current Sermon Series Illustration Created by Dan Romlein Beneath the Surface Current Sermon Series Beneath the Surface Recap Two Weeks Ago - Part 1: Inviting God to work within the Depths of our Hearts Last Week: Your Journey

More information

Prayer Walking Guide

Prayer Walking Guide Prayer Walking Guide Purpose: To understand and begin practicing prayer in our lives To pinpoint geographic locations where God is already active and pray on-site against the strongholds that prevent Him

More information

"God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20)

God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20) "God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20) by Rev. Jackie Stoneman Paul begins this chapter by reminding the Ephesians that he is in fact a prisoner. Because he has been preaching to the Gospel especially

More information

Suggested Scripture Readings

Suggested Scripture Readings Suggested Scripture Readings Try one of these Bible passages for each session of Bible reading. The reading may be followed by personal reflection or group discussion. A good question to ask is: What does

More information

Spiritual Growth Assessment Process

Spiritual Growth Assessment Process Spiritual Growth Assessment Process Contents Spiritual Growth Assessment Process....................................... 2 Spiritual Growth Assessment............................................... 3 Discipleship

More information

Prayer Basics. Adults

Prayer Basics. Adults Prayer Basics for Adults (Lesson 1: Introduction) (A study guide resource built to accompany the book Prayer Basics: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Prayer and brought to you by the Office

More information

1. DYNAMICS OF BIBLICAL CHANGE

1. DYNAMICS OF BIBLICAL CHANGE Oak Hill College and CCEF (The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) Certificate in Biblical Counselling Course descriptions 1. DYNAMICS OF BIBLICAL CHANGE The way that you counsel other people

More information

WEEK 1 Share your reflections Watch DVD Life Questions:

WEEK 1 Share your reflections Watch DVD Life Questions: Life in the Spirit Life in the Spirit Jesus promised that His Father would give his Holy Spirit to His followers, to live in them when He was gone. The Holy Spirit would guide them as they continued to

More information

Worldly Wisdom & Godly Wisdom

Worldly Wisdom & Godly Wisdom N o t e s J1Y3BK4 JUNE, JULY, AUGUST L e s s o n 9 Worldly Wisdom & Godly Wisdom O v e r v i e w Bible Text Jas 3:13-18; Is 55:8.9; 1 Cor 1:18-25; Prov 1;7, 9:10; Ps 111:10 Bible Truth To understand that

More information

What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage By: Paul David Tripp Discussion Guide to be used with the conference on DVD (10 25 minute sessions) for Small Groups or Individual Couples Michael

More information

SESSION ONE TALKING WITH YOUR FATHER. As you grow as a Christian, prayer will become an important part of your everyday life.

SESSION ONE TALKING WITH YOUR FATHER. As you grow as a Christian, prayer will become an important part of your everyday life. BASIC PRAYER Watch Video 1, Anytime, Anywhere. SESSION ONE TALKING WITH YOUR FATHER As you grow as a Christian, prayer will become an important part of your everyday life. Jesus Himself often prayed. The

More information

Lesson Plan VE (A) SESSION 19 GROUP DISCUSSION (19 MINUTES) RECOMMENDED READING Chapter 20 God Is Love

Lesson Plan VE (A) SESSION 19 GROUP DISCUSSION (19 MINUTES) RECOMMENDED READING Chapter 20 God Is Love 70 SESSION 19 Lesson Plan VE (A) INTRODUCTION (5 MINUTES) God is our great Creator, our perfect Judge, and our gracious Savior. Today we will study the first of four attributes that describe how God relates

More information

Prayer Basics: What Should We Pray About? Tell It All to God. Introduction. Sermon Body

Prayer Basics: What Should We Pray About? Tell It All to God. Introduction. Sermon Body Prayer Basics: What Should We Pray About? Tell It All to God Introduction In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Philippians 4:6 The invitation is clear.

More information

Same World, Different Worldviews

Same World, Different Worldviews Same World, Different Worldviews A Choicework Discussion Starter from Public Agenda How Can Evangelical Christians and Scientists Minimize Conflict and Improve Relations? Same World, Different Worldviews:

More information

Know and Use Your Gifts for God's Glory

Know and Use Your Gifts for God's Glory Know and Use Your Gifts for God's Glory An analysis tool to help you: Know your gifts & abilities Follow your heart & passions Get involved in Kingdom work James C. Denison, Ph.D. President, Denison Forum

More information

12 Step Worksheet Questions

12 Step Worksheet Questions 12 Step Worksheet Questions STEP 1 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. The first time I took a drink I knew it wasn't for me. Every time I drank I got drunk

More information

Compassion: The Heartbeat of God

Compassion: The Heartbeat of God Life Reference: Jude 22-23 Focus Verse: And of some have compassion, making a difference (Jude 22). From the time we were little, bedtime stories filled our heads with handsome princes who searched until

More information

Matthew 22:1-14 The Kingdom: Invited and Challenged April 17 th, 2016

Matthew 22:1-14 The Kingdom: Invited and Challenged April 17 th, 2016 Matthew 22:1-14 The Kingdom: Invited and Challenged April 17 th, 2016 The first point I want to make today is that God is continually inviting us into the Kingdom into a relationship. God is speaking to

More information

Church Services for People with Dementia in Care Homes. (Taken from various sources, particularly the Evening Star Project)

Church Services for People with Dementia in Care Homes. (Taken from various sources, particularly the Evening Star Project) Church Services for People with Dementia in Care Homes (Taken from various sources, particularly the Evening Star Project) Services with care homes should aim to enable to person with dementia to: Spark

More information

These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year.

These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year. Prayers These prayers and intercessions are intended to bring sisters to light throughout the liturgical year. Advent This is a season for waiting and wondering. Help us to prepare our hearts for Jesus

More information

Religious Education. Teaching Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Religious Education. Teaching Objectives and Learning Outcomes Religious Education Teaching Objectives and Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education Curriculum Management and elearning Department Malta 2012 FORM 1 Religious Education Unit code and title Objective

More information

Small Group Study Guide for

Small Group Study Guide for Small Group Study Guide for The 30-Day Praise Challenge By Becky Harling 2013 Becky Harling Dear Friend, A Message to Small Group Leaders I am so glad you have chosen to journey through The 30-Day Praise

More information

Yogi Tea Bag Inspirations received from all the Yogi Tea Debby has consumed over the last year

Yogi Tea Bag Inspirations received from all the Yogi Tea Debby has consumed over the last year Yogi Tea Bag Inspirations received from all the Yogi Tea Debby has consumed over the last year A Act selfless, you will be infinite. Appreciate yourself and honor your soul. As a plant can t live without

More information

Closing Prayer. Pass around the bread. Ask each person to break off a chunk of bread and say: Thank you God, Bread of Life.

Closing Prayer. Pass around the bread. Ask each person to break off a chunk of bread and say: Thank you God, Bread of Life. Closing Prayer During the meal Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it. Then he gave it to his disciples and said, Take this and eat it. This is my body. Pass around the bread.

More information

Devotional Reading: Lectio Divina

Devotional Reading: Lectio Divina Devotional Reading: Lectio Divina Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly There are a variety of ways to approach Scripture. We can study the Bible with reason and logic; comparing other

More information

Theme: Bereavement Title: Surviving Loss

Theme: Bereavement Title: Surviving Loss Theme: Bereavement Title: Surviving Loss Target Group: Mainly Church background Age: 11 14 Aim: Equipment: Bible Base: To raise awareness of the feelings that bereavement brings. Bibles, Lion King video,

More information

UNIT A - YEAR 6 THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD

UNIT A - YEAR 6 THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD UNIT A - YEAR 6 THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD A B O U T T H E U N IT In this unit children will be given opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Bible and the

More information

WHAT MATTERS MOST THE BEST USE OF LIFE IS LOVE

WHAT MATTERS MOST THE BEST USE OF LIFE IS LOVE WHAT MATTERS MOST Life is all about love. Because God is love, the most important lesson he wants you to learn on earth is how to love. It is in loving that we are most like him, so love is the foundation

More information

Lectio Divina for Children and Teens:

Lectio Divina for Children and Teens: Lectio Divina for Children and Teens: Activities to Help Young People Encounter God s Word By Jared Dees The Religion Teacher www.thereligionteacher.com 2013 All Rights Reserved. Introduction How well

More information

THE GIFT OF THE PROMISES OF GOD (C.3.WINTER.8)

THE GIFT OF THE PROMISES OF GOD (C.3.WINTER.8) THE GIFT OF THE PROMISES OF GOD (C.3.WINTER.8) Biblical Reference Luke 2:21-38 Key Verse Luke 2:29-30 Key Concept God s promises are a gift. Educational Objectives At the end of this lesson, children will

More information

A summer guide to spending time with God.

A summer guide to spending time with God. A summer guide to spending time with God. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD. Jeremiah 29: 13-14 Hey Living Faith Church! This

More information