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Blog Archives: January 2016

1/24/2016 Sermon Discussion Questions

January 25, 2016
Bart Garrett
Date: January 24, 2016 Series: Who is this Jesus? Stories and Signs Title: Talking About a Revolution Speaker: Bart Garrett Text: Mark 6:30-44; John 6:28-35 Reflection Quotes: “It is our care of the helpless, our practice of loving kindness that brands us in the eyes of many of our opponents. In awe they say, ‘look how they love one another!’” -Tertullian (early church father from Carthage, Africa, written 100 years after Jesus’ life). “The great Christian revolutions come not by the discovery of something that was not known ...

Lent/Holy Week Worship and Prayer Guide

January 14, 2016
Lent is a season of self-examination and spiritual renewal lasting 40 weekdays and 6 Sundays and culminating in Holy Week. This practice is derived from the biblical narrative of the people of Israel being tested in the wilderness for 40 years, as well as from Jesus’ 40 day wilderness fast. For us too, it is a spiritual journey, and its destination is Easter, “the Feast of feasts.” The darkness of Lent allows the flame of the Holy Spirit to burn within our hearts until we are led to the mysterious and radiant brilliance of the resurrection....

1/3/2016 Sermon Discussion Questions

January 04, 2016
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2016 Series: Who Is This Jesus? Signs and Stories Title: Jesus heals a man with disabilities Speaker: Bart Garrett Text: Mark 2:1-12 Reflection Quotes: “I pity celebrities…I really do…. I think when God wants to play a really rotten practical joke on you he grants you your deepest wish and then laughs merrily when you realize you want to kill yourself. [Most celebrities]…want fame. They worked, they pushed and the morning after each of them became famous they wanted to take an overdose. Because that giant thing ...