Blog Archives: November 2015

First Week of Advent - 2015 Advent Prayer Guide

November 27, 2015
Our journey sets out from God in our creation, and returns to God at the final judgment. As the bird rises from the earth to fly, and must some time return to the earth from which it rose; so God sends us forth to fly, and we must fall back into the hands of God at last. But God does not wait for the failure of our and the expiry of our days to drop us back into his lap. He goes himself to meet us and everywhere confronts us. Where is the countenance which we must finally look in the eyes, and not be able to turn away our head? It smiles up ...

2015 Christ Church Advent Prayer Guide Intro

November 20, 2015
This is an introduction to the Advent Prayer Guide and recommendations for how to use it. Each Friday morning during Advent, the next week's prayer guide with daily meditations will be posted for your use. We hope that you will take some time this season to anticipate the birth of Christ, God with us. A PASTORAL WORD And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ...

11/1/2015 Sermon Discussion Questions (Berkeley)

November 02, 2015
What is Power? 1) Jason listed a wide range of words that people associate with power (e.g. money, influence, success, fame, etc.). What are some words or phrases that come to your mind when you think of the word “power?” What leads you to associate power with those words? 2) A working definition of power is “the ability to have someone do something.” How would you change or add to this definition? How does the definition apply to the Jews and Greeks mentioned in 1 Corinithians 1? Who’s Got Power? 3) Paul tells the Corinthian church, ...