Blog Archives: June 2013

Reading the bible with your children

June 29, 2013
One of the things that delights me most about this series, "The Story: One Book, One Church, One Year," is envisioning parents reading the story of Scripture around the dinner table with their growing children. But we are currently in the Primeval history of Genesis 1-11, a section full of stories complete with enchanting trees, talking snakes, killing brothers, drowning floods, cursing fathers, and toppling towers. Why did God create fruit that you weren't allowed to eat? Why did God let the snake into the Garden anyway? Why would someone ...

6/9/2013 Sermon Discussion Questions

June 18, 2013
Discussion Questions from Last Sunday’s Sermon Please feel free to use any questions, which you or your group find most interesting and pertinent to your situations. Sermon Title: The Beginning - A Perfect Home Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013 Speaker: Bart Garrett  Scripture Reading Read Genesis 1:1-2:3; John 1:1-5, 17:1-5 Introduction 1) In what ways do we approach Genesis 1 as a “buzzer beater,” trying to get in all of our questions and steering the conversation in the direction we want to take it without recognizing the questions it asks of ...

6/16/2013 Sermon Discussion Questions

June 18, 2013
Discussion Questions from Last Sunday’s Sermon Please feel free to use any questions, which you or your group find most interesting and pertinent to your situations. Sermon Title: The Terrible Lie Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013 Speaker: Jonathan St. Clair Scripture Reading Read Genesis 2:25; 3:1-24, 4:1-2 1) Living with evil (Gen 3:1-6): In what ways does your vision of "God as generous Provider" become distorted to "God as grudging Prohibitor?” How do you struggle to trust God with money, sex, power, relationships, work, family, and ...

6/2/2013 Sermon Discussion Questions

June 11, 2013
Discussion Questions from Sunday, June 2, 2013’s Sermon Please feel free to use any questions, which you or your group find most interesting and pertinent to your situations. Sermon Title: The Story and The Song Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013 Speaker: Bart Garrett  Scripture Reading Read Psalm 19 and Hebrews 1:1-3   What is the Story of Nature? Nature is beautiful yet broken. 1) Talk about your own experiences with nature. Tell a story about a moving moment when nature seemed to undo you or pull you out of yourself. 2) How is nature like ...