Blog Archives: September 2014

9/28/2014 Sermon Discussion Questions

September 28, 2014
Jesus wants big prayers that are less predictable, more biblical, and radically missional. 1. Less predictable - Who do you typically pray for and what are you typically asking God to do? How might you shift from the bottom half of the Lord’s Prayer (daily bread, forgiveness sins, deliverance evil) to the bigger, more important prayers in the top half (Father, your name, your kingdom, your will)? 2. More biblical (Acts 4:24-28) - Of the seven verses of this prayer, five are devoted to who God is, what God has done, and what God has said ...

9/21/2014 Sermon Discussion Questions

September 22, 2014
The resurrected Jesus continues to reveal his surprising power and stunning promises. 1. Surprising power (Acts 3:11-16, 21) - The raising of Jesus from the dead unleashed a power in the world that raised the lame man to his feet and points us ahead to the final healing/restoration of all things. In what ways might your parish expect the power of the resurrected Jesus to effect transformation, strength, healing, wholeness, and completeness among our neighbors and neighborhoods? 2. Stunning promises (Acts 3:19) - The resurrected Jesus ...

9/14/2014 Sermon Discussion Questions

September 15, 2014
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 Speaker: Bart Garrett Scripture Reading: Acts 3:1-11; John 10:22-33 Sermon Title: What in the World is the Church…in worship (praising)? Series: What in the World is the Church? What’s the point of the Sermon Discussion Question Guide? The worship service is not something that we make up. Rather, our worship is grounded in catholic church history, with a presbyterian and reformed accent. Yet, there is one component missing in our Sunday worship that would be considered a weekly element in many reformed ...

9/7/2014 Sermon Discussion Questions

September 08, 2014
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014 Speaker: Bart Garrett Scripture Reading: Acts 2:41-47 Sermon Title: What in the World is the Church…doing week-in and week-out? Series: What in the World is the Church? Questions: 1) What’s the point of the Sermon Discussion Question Guide? The worship service is not something that we make up. Rather, our worship is grounded in catholic church history, with a presbyterian and reformed accent. Yet, there is one component missing in our Sunday worship that would be considered a weekly element in ...