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Belief in Jesus

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: 1 John 

1 John Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: 1 John 5:1-12

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice in this passage?

  2. Read verse 3. Do you find it easy or difficult to believe that God’s commandments are not burdensome. How can this verse inform how you view and obey His commands?

  3. Verse 4 mentions that our faith in Jesus is the victory that overcomes the world. How does this encourage you right now? How can you use your faith to encourage others this week?

Songs:

  • I Wait by David Leonard, Leslie Jordan, & Thomas Jordan [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • By His Grace by Brian Eichelberger, Dustin Kensrue, & Nick Lathe [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • This I Believe (The Creed) by Ben Fielding & Matt Crocker [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady, Thomas Hastings, arr. Brooks Ritter [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Jesus Calls Us by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander & William Herbert Jude, arr. Seth Woods [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Singing in the Victory by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jaleesa McCreary, Logan Walter, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

Prayer
Collect For the Second Sunday in Lent, The Book of Common Prayer, pg. 218

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Abide in Christ

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: 1 John 

1 John Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: 1 John 2:28-3:10

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice about the children of God this week?

  2. Verses 2-3 remind us of the hope of Christ’s coming and our future glorification. Re-read these verses several times, thinking about how this hope reorients your perspective this week.

  3. Two of the commands in this passage are to abide in Christ and to see (take special note, consider) the kind of love the Father has given to us. What does this mean to you? How can you live out both of these commands this week?

Songs:

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Joachim Neander & Catherine Winkworth

  • Praise Be to God by Clayton Luckie

  • Cornerstone by William Batchelder Bradbury, Eric Liljero, Reuben Morgan, Edward Mote, & Jonas Myrin [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Build My Life by Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kable, Matt Redman, & Pat Barrett [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Come to the Feast by Jeff Lawson [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • No Longer Slaves by Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser [iTunes] [Spotify]

Peace

Series: Advent 2018

Songs:

  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Carrie B. Adams

  • Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus by Rowland Hugh Prichard, Charles Wesley, Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn [iTunes]

  • The First Noel by Johann Pachelbel

  • O Come All Ye Faithful by John Francis Wade

  • Amen, Amen by Kate Robins and Neil Robins [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Joy to the World by George Frederic Handel & Isaac Watts

Advent Reading

Isaiah 11 says: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Prepare the way of the Lord. We light this candle in peace, the peace that Jesus, our Savior, gives to the world.

Prepare the way of the Lord.

Consider One Another

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 20-22

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you observe from this week’s reading?

  2. Re-read 21:45. Do you have a hard time trusting that God holds true to His promises? Why or why not?

  3. Out of the commands of 22:5, which one do you feel most compelled to carry out this week? How will you do that?

Songs:

  • Holy Holy Holy by John Bacchus Dykes & Reginald Heber

  • Your Love Never Fails by Chris McClarney & Anthony Skinner [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady, Thomas Hastings, arr. Brooks Ritter [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Faithful (Make Our Lives a Monument) by Lauren Kirkpatrick, Clayton Luckie, and Caroline Smith

  • Remembrance by Benjamin Hastings & Chris Davenport [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • The Center of It All by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jimmy McNeal, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

Renewal

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: Joshua 

Joshua Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: Joshua 8 & 9

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you observe from this week’s reading?

  2. In chapter 9 the Gibeonites lied to protect themselves. Where do you notice your own tendencies to be dishonest or partially honest with friends, family, a significant other, or even God?

  3. In what ways can you mirror Joshua’s reverence for the commands of God (end of ch. 8) this week?

Songs:

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Joachim Neander & Catherine Winkworth

  • Rising Sun by David Leonard, Kyle Lee, Leslie Jordan, & Paul Mabury [iTunes] [Spotify] 

  • Your Promises by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, & Wade Joye [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • The Center of It All by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jimmy McNeal, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • I Belong to You by Ryan Delmore [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Seas of Crimson by Bobby Stand, Brian Johnson, Daniel Bashta, and Joel Taylor [iTunes] [Spotify]

Responsive Prayer (Congregational response in bold)

Show us your unfailing love, O God, our Savior, 

and grant us your salvation.

Listen to what the Lord our God says: 

He promises peace to his people,
who are his beloved saints.

The Lord will indeed give what is good.  

Righteousness goes before him
and prepares the way for his steps.

May the Lord make his holy face to shine upon us in this time of worship.
May we see God’s face and know his peace.  

Amen.

Work As to Christ

Sermon Guide (PDF)

Series: Ephesians

Songs:

  • How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine, traditional
  • This I Believe (The Creed) by Ben Fielding and Matt Crocker [iTunes] [Spotify]
  • Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor by Matt Boswell & Matt Papa [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Only Name by We the Union [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Edwin Othello Excell, Louie Giglio, John Newton, John P. Rees, & Chris Tomlin [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • The Center of It All by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jimmy McNeal, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]