LifeGroup Sunday

August 20th, 2017

Jordan acknowledges that the Holy Spirit dwells in him, but the Holy Spirit also dwells fully in others. We only see in part, and the Lord gives us a community to help us see more fully. Inviting each other into our stories helps us discern what the Lord is telling us individually and collectively. We may hear differently, but in fighting for unity despite our differences, we may become more like Jesus. 1 Corinthians 13:9-12. Ephesians 4:1-6, 11-16. 1 Thessalonians 1:5. 1 John 3:18. 1 Corinthians 4:20. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12.

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Jesus: A Study in the Book of Mark Pt. 16

August 13th, 2017

Josh walks us through the stories of Jesus healing the blind man, Peter rebuking Jesus, and Jesus rebuking Peter to illustrate spiritual blindness. If we're spiritually blind, the key to seeing spiritually often starts with admitting when we can't see. Peter correctly identifies Jesus as the Christ, but his rebuke of Jesus reveals that Peter is spiritually blind to what Jesus Christ truly means. Mark 8:22-38. John 8:12. Matthew 13:44-46.

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Scotland Sunday - HOME

August 6th, 2017

Bill shares the parables in Luke about the Lost Son, the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin that point us to Jesus and who He is. We see the Lord's pursuit of us and the grace He bestows upon us when we go our own way and then decide to ask Him if we can come home. Luke 15:11-32. Luke 15:1-10. 

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Jesus: A Study in the Book of Mark Pt. 15

July 30th, 2017

In the stories of Jesus feeding the 4000 and the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod, we are left with the question, "Where is my heart?" We often demand that Jesus use His power to meet our desires. Even though Jesus is the one who can create something out of nothing ("ex nihilo"), Josh reminds us that Jesus came to be with us (Emmanuel), providing what we need, and drawing our hearts to Him. Mark 8:1-21. Proverbs 4:23. Joshua 9:6.

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P.O.T.S. 2 - Student Ministry

July 9th, 2017

Josh challenges us to love and lead our young people. Using the story of Samuel and Eli, Josh reminds us that the Lord speaks to our youth, and our job is to be humble enough to hear what the Lord is telling us through them. 1 Samuel 3:1-21. Matthew 6:33.

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P.O.T.S. 1 - Creating Space for Spiritual Formation

July 2nd, 2017

Josh looks at the first message Peter delivers at Pentecost and the response of the people: "What shall we do?" They had lived with Jesus and not recognized who He was. In many ways, we've shut Jesus out of our lives too. "What shall we do?" Create space for spiritual formation. Spiritual formation doesn't happen on Sunday mornings. It requires creating space in our lives the rest of the week for word, worship, prayer and community. What if spiritual formation becomes your heart's cry, and then God gets to add the things you're trying to add? What could that new rhythm bring? Acts 2:22-47. Matthew 6:33.

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Prayers of the Season and Eucharisteo

June 25th, 2017

Taking a break from our study in the Gospel of Mark, we reviewed the prayers of the season (P.O.T.S.) from January and how the Lord is answering those prayers in our body and community. We participated in eucharisteo -- giving thanks for what the Lord is providing. Then, we previewed the new P.O.T.S. for the current season. Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17. Luke 22:14-20.

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Jesus: A Study in the Book of Mark Pt. 14

June 18th, 2017

Sara walks us through Jesus' teaching about what contaminates a life and how ritual compliance with the legalism of the day isn't what makes anyone clean. Then or now. Which begs the question: "What are we hung up on that prevents us from loving others?" The condition of our hearts is what contaminates our lives, and practices like the Lectio Divina help us create space for our hearts to be formed by God as we journey towards the "good life" and away from any legalism that paralyzes our claims of love. Mark 7:1-23. Mark 7:6-7. Deuteronomy 10:12-22.

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Jesus: A Study in the Book of Mark Pt. 13

June 11th, 2017

Josh discusses the story of Jesus walking on the water and asks: "In what kind of season are you right now? And where is Jesus?" The disciples enter the boat and worry about how they're going to reach the shore. But we see that Jesus isn't the God who gets us to shore necessarily. He is the God who gets in the boat with us. He is the destination. Mark 6:45-56. Mark 4:35-41. Isaiah 41:10-13.

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Jesus: A Study in the Book of Mark Pt. 12

June 4th, 2017

Josh looks at the story of Jesus feeding the 5000, and we see that Jesus doesn't come to us to satisfy our appetites. He didn't come to be the Bread King. He came to swallow all of our appetites and give us appetites we didn't even know we had -- appetites that only Jesus can satisfy. Mark 6:30-46. John 6:14-15. Mark 10:45. John 6:51. Hebrews 13:20-21. 

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