Blog Archives: April 2015

My Journey to Balitmore

April 30, 2015
What follows is a reflection I wrote earlier this week and posted to my Faceook page. I share it here because some people encouraged me to share it with all of you. It's raw and unpolished. It's my testimony of how God is working out the pain and suffering we are witnessing once again in Baltimore. Social media is weird. I’ve never had much of a response on twitter, especially from people I don’t know. I suppose I tweet as a way to share my thoughts with friends and family. Or as a way to get something off my chest. I’ve never really ...

Jesus and Prayer

April 27, 2015
  From our 4/25 meeting of church members. A brief reflection on Luke 11. Prayer is a means of God’s grace Along with Word (read and preached) and Sacraments (baptism and communion), prayer is God’s channel or funnel by which he pours his grace into our lives Calvin, “Prayer is chief exercise of faith” Xian life w/o prayer is like sailboat without a sail bobbing up and down dead in water Xian life w/ prayer is like hoisting sail to catch the wind of the Holy Spirit that blows us across the waters toward the kingdom of God   ...

4/19/2015 Sermon Discussion Questions

April 20, 2015
Title: Where does the Resurrection matter? (Part 1) Text: 1 Corinthians 15 Sermon Discussion Questions Remember, sermons are intended to be tools for discussion in community. Take some time in your micro-group, parish, or Bible Study to prayerfully discuss the text and teaching together. Pray Together. Read 1 Corinthians 15 in its entirety. Make some general observations: What stands out? What do you have questions about? What words does Paul keep repeating? To whom is he writing? Where does the Resurrection matter in ...

4/12/2015 Sermon Discussion Questions

April 15, 2015
PEOPLE OF THE ROLLED AWAY STONE: Sin and Death Romans 6:1-14 Second Sunday of Easter, April 12, 2015 David A. George, preacher   The resurrection of Jesus Christ is at the heart of the Christian Faith. It is what makes the Good News “good”. It’s about how human brokenness and evil are not the last word. The resurrection of Christ is God’s promise and assurance of a resurrected cosmos, that we will experience forever the life we were created for. And the resurrection is also the means by which we can taste that new life now, ...

4/5/2015 Sermon Discussion Questions (Oakland)

April 06, 2015
Jesus Leads Us Out of the Graveyard into Living Real Hope DATE: 4/5/2015 SITE: Oakland SCRIPTURE: Mark 16:1-8 SPEAKER: Patrick What is your graveyard? Where do you need hope to burst forth?   Jesus leads us into living hope because he is alive. Patrick said, “resurrection hope is a dynamic living relationship with Jesus the crucified one.” How does knowing Jesus and being known by Him lead us into living hope? What’s one thing you could do to know the living Jesus more?   How is the real hope of Jesus the crucified ...