Advent Week I: The Glories of Heaven and The Return of Christ

In the early church, advent was a time to celebrate the first coming of Christ, but also to prepare for His return. The Advent series will explore the glories of heaven -- its realities, promises and rewards -- as well as the imminent return of Jesus Christ. Who we are and how we live today matters because our journey into eternity, towards God or away from Him, begins here on earth.

  • Scripture used: Heb 11:1-16; Rev 7:9-17

  • Meaningful conversation starter: What were some of the images or ideas about heaven you’ve had as a child or young adult? How has the bible helped to change those ideas?

Week 1: From Fear to Faith

The new sermon series called “Managing As a Joy and Not a Burden” will look at what the Bible says about how managing time, talents, and treasures should lead us to greater faith, generosity and gratitude -- not fear, greed and covetousness. Today’s message deals with God’s provision for us not to worry but seek first His Kingdom. [Scripture used: 1 Chronicles 29:1-18; Matthew 6:19-34]

Healing

Pastor Jonathan preaches on healing, looking at the story of Blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10.

Questions for Groups of 3: 

  1. Opener: When did you feel closest to Christ this past week? 
  2.  Sermon/Scripture: Acts 28:17-31 & Mark 10:46-52
    1. What jumped out at you from the sermon or scripture? 
    2. What did you learn about God, yourself, how to live? 
    3. What are 1-3 applications for you personally? Is there anything you feel challenged by from the sermon or these verses? 
  3. Prayer: How can we pray for you? Pray for someone you want to know Christ.

A Dwelling Place for God

A Dwelling Place for God

Questions for Groups of 3: 

  1. Opener: When did you feel closest to Christ this past week? 
  2.  Sermon/Scripture: Ephesians 2:10-22 & Mark 6: 30-44
    1. What jumped out at you from the sermon or scripture? 
    2. What did you learn about God, yourself, how to live? 
    3. What are 1-3 applications for you personally? Is there anything you feel challenged by from the sermon or these verses? 
  3. Prayer: How can we pray for you? Pray for someone you want to know Christ.

"You Could Be Amos"

Embracing the Supernatural: A message from Amos 7
Questions for Groups of 3: 

  1. Opener: When did you feel closest to Christ this past week? 
  2.  Sermon/Scripture: Amos 7: 7-15 & Mark 6: 7-13
    1. What jumped out at you from the sermon or scripture? 
    2. What did you learn about God, yourself, how to live? 
    3. What are 1-3 applications for you personally? Is there anything you feel challenged by from the sermon or these verses? 
  3. Prayer: How can we pray for you? Pray for someone you want to know Christ.